I thought it was a good time to do one of these little “Rants” to bring everyone up to speed on what has been going on with the blog, the pod cast and what is going on with me as well as I have been very quiet of late. There has been a lot of stuff going on for me in a lot of areas and I thought it would be a great idea to do a blog that would allow me to address most of it.
1) I am enjoying some of the busiest traffic on the blog that I have ever encountered. About a month ago I was reaching a single day high of around 255 views a day, but weeks leading up to The Avengers movie I noticed that the amount of views were almost doubling and settling in between 450 to 490 a day. I thought the new interest would die down after the movie was released but if anything the traffic has not just remained but it has almost doubled once again. The past two days I have had 884 views, 873 views and today at half way through the day we are at 390 views. This is right on par with the last 2 days. Here are the stats:
2) I have been promoted to a department manager at the Superstore where I work. Although I have enjoyed my time as the primary baker in the store bakery and have been a part of a great team, I am very thankful for the opportunity to take the next step in my career. I have been through a lot in the last 6 years and have been waiting to have the opportunity to turn the page and start writing a new chapter.
This promotion is a chance to re-establish myself both on a personal and financial level and I will admit that this job is going to be a lot (and I mean A LOT) of hard work. There will be tense times, stressful times, busy time, intense times but also very rewarding times as well. I will be putting in a lot of hours and will be working very hard, but at the end of the day I will finally have the opportunity to make a life for my daughter and I.
3) Due to the new management position and my daughter coming to stay with me for the school year, I have to make a few decisions about this blog and the pod cast that I love to spend time on but have recognized that the time may not be there as it was before.
So I am officially placing the Random Rants The Pod Cast (both audio and video) on hiatus right now. I was very timid to start the project but once I did, I found that I not only found it easier than I thought but I also enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It was a new avenue for me to push myself creatively and also a new medium to present my thoughts and ideas. I may revisit this and schedule it as a rare once a month event or save it for a very special project.
That leaves us with the written blog, known as Random Rants The Blog, and how it will be affected by this drastic (and welcomed) change to my free time. The written blog is my passion, is something that I love doing and truly enjoy receiving feedback by my readers. So putting it on hiatus is not an option to me. So I have decided that I may need to just reel my projects in a little bit until I am comfortable in my new position and also with having my daughter every day after not having her for an entire year due to a year on and year off agreement with her mother.
On average I have been writing around 5 blogs a week (give or take) and will usually see 12 to 16 blogs posted in a month. I may have to scale this number back to half the creative output so that I have completed 8 blogs a month. This will ensure that any loyal readers and followers still see new content but it also allows me to not have this amazing outlet become too stressful or cause me to burn out.
So there you have it folks! That is a brief update on what is going on with me right now and how it impacts the Random Rants Blog and Pod Cast. I hope that you all remain patient as I transition into this new phase of my life and I am also hoping that you all stick around for what I write next.
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