Some Interesting Numbers For You

 

You may recall a post last September where I wrote about my intention to reach post number 1,000 and then shut down ElvisBlog.

 

 

This is information I get each month from WordPress. See where I am now? 986 posts. That’s what you get when you’ve posted every weekend since February 2005. Plus extra ones every now and then.

So, after today’s post, I’ve got to do thirteen more to meet my goal. I better hurry up. My blog platform expires on January 31, and I’m changing www.elvisblog.net to a static site. No new posts will be added.

But the old ones will still be accessible. Because of that, I think Google searches will continue to bring hundreds of folks to ElvisBlog every month. Here’s why:

 

 

The line at the top shows that ElvisBlog had 9,100 user visits, or hits, last month. That’s a lot. A good bit of it was traffic Google brought to the blog with their search links. So many subjects have been covered here that ElvisBlog comes up a lot on Google when people are searching for something about Elvis. And there is no reason this should go down just because there aren’t any more new posts.

So, I’m feeling pretty good knowing my stuff will continue to be read by Elvis fans long after I retire.

 

In the meantime, I need to get going. Thirteen more posts in 24 days. One of them will celebrate Elvis’ birthday. Two will be about the Elvis goodies I am selling. The first will have paperback books and magazines, and the other will be kind of a clean-up of what’s left.

I’ll also repost a few of better articles from years past. And then number 1,000 will be my farewell message.

Phil Arnold

Original ElvisBlogmeister

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may recall a post last September where I wrote about my intention to reach post number 1,000 and then shut down ElvisBlog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is information I get each month from WordPress.  See where I am now?  986 posts.  That’s what you get when you’ve posted every weekend since February 2005.  Plus extra ones every now and then.

 

So, after today’s post, I’ve got to do thirteen more to meet my goal.  I better hurry up.  My blog platform expires on January 31, and I’m changing elvisbblog.net to a static site.  No new posts will be added.

 

But the old ones will still be accessible. Because of that, I think Google searches will continue to bring hundreds of folks to ElvisBlog every month.  Here’s why:

 

 

 

 

The line at the top shows that ElvisBlog had 9,100 user visits, or hits, last month.  That’s a lot.  A good bit of it was traffic Google brought to the blog with their search links.  So many subjects have been covered here that ElvisBlog comes up a lot on Google when people are searching for something about Elvis.  And there is no reason this should go down just because there aren’t any more new posts.

 

 

So, I’m feeling pretty good knowing my stuff will continue to be read by Elvis fans long after I retire.

 

In the meantime, I need to get going. Thirteen more posts in 24 days.  One of them will celebrate Elvis’ birthday.  Two will be about the Elvis goodies I am selling. The first will have paperback books and magazines.  And the other will be kind of a clean-up of what’s left.

 

I’ll also repost a few of better articles from years past.  And then number 1,000 will be my farewell message.

 

 

Phil Arnold

Original ElvisBlogmeister

 

6 responses to “Some Interesting Numbers For You

  1. Hi Phi,

    Thanks for fast reply, I tried to found the previous post, but i couldn’t im here just for about three months. I hope your wife gets better, send greetings to her.

    Good luck,
    Aura S

    • Hi Aura: You can find the previous post by putting “The End of ElvisBlog – Part 2” in the search box. Thanks for you kind thoughts about my wife.

      Phil

  2. Kathleen McCook

    You have been intrepid and provided so much wonderful content. Glad to know the blog will be available, but will miss your weekly posts after January 31.

  3. HI Phil,

    This post made me mad I don’t think you should stop posting. On other hand big congrats!
    If Google stops you please make another site, cause I’ll die everyday without new posts.

    This site needs to be here for more than just 15 years,
    Aura Smith

    • Hi Aura: I’m glad you don’t think I should stop posting, but I don’t know if you remember the reasons I explained before. Google is helping me, not stopping me. It’s age, my wife’s health problems, and money. It costs me to put out ElvisBlog, and you will note there are no ads on it. I’m going to miss doing this, but it’s time to pack it in.

      Phil

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