Successful Blogging

Lately, I have noticed an uptick in my WP stats. More people seem to be stopping by to take a look at my blog.  Some of those people are even going back and reading some of my older posts.  That certainly makes me feel good.

I could ponder it deeply and start wondering if I have been doing a better job of “tagging” my posts. I could wonder if I have improved my writing lately.  I might also wonder if I have just found a bunch of interesting topics.

That seems like a waste of time and positive energy. Who cares why or how they got here.  I am just happy they stopped by.  I am happy that the idea of reflecting on positive moments in the day is something that is starting to resonate with people.  If I can make even one person smile, that is the measure of success.

Thank You.  I appreciate you stopping by and I definitely appreciate the positive comments I have received.

Just in case you thought that my choice of topic was a way of not writing about Today’s Perfect Moments, I should recount that while, in my sleep deprived state, I am unable to definitely choose one Perfect Moment, there were lots of great moments today. Any one of them could be chosen for the title.

These include:

  • a glorious sunny walk from the subway station to work
  • coffee and cookies in the teacher’s room
  • students who seemed “switched on” (When I was in Japan I briefly had an Australian flatmate who used this word so effectively)
  • a fun episode of the Great Pottery Throwdown (TV shouldn’t be a perfect moment, but it was a nice indulgence, and for reality TV it was pretty devoid of catty behaviour that seems to dominate the genre)
  • no bills in the mailbox
  • lots of cat snuggles
  • delicious yogurty popsicle thing for desert
  • a nap on the bus on the way home
  • a young lady with interesting shades of red hair on the subway
  • time to read my current murder mystery
  • some great posts by bloggers I am following
  • winning most of my games of Words With Friends
  • a green light when I wanted to cross the street




About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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10 Responses to Successful Blogging

  1. LOVE a good murder mystery 🙂

    • Anthony says:


      • Oh how did I NOT see this comment before? I’m sorry !! I’m actually really into the serial killer stuff. I just watched MindHunter and thought it was AMAZING!!! That is on Netflix. I just picked up a book – Cardinal – the first in a series. He is a Canadian author and now it is a CTV series. I was told it was good !!!
        I warn you though – my taste is gruesome !

      • Anthony says:

        Thanks for the recommendations. I will definitely check them out…and don’t worry about them being too gruesome.

      • REALLY ? COOL !!!! I am glad to know that you like gruesome. I am working on my own writing down that road …

  2. Heide says:

    “… a green light when I wanted to cross the street”? My goodness, you’re easy to please. 🙂 Congratulations on your stats uptick, Anthony. I hope it continues!

    • Anthony says:

      Don’t knock a green light. When I get off the bus and have to wait in the howling wind, I certainly curse it. So, a green light is worthy of, at least, minor celebration.

      • Heide says:

        I love your philosophy of life, Anthony. You so often remind me to be grateful of the little gifts, and this is the perfect case in point. Thank you.

  3. Heide says:

    … and by “I hope it continues,” I meant that “I hope it continues exponentially until you’re world-famous.” 😉

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