National Blog Posting Month – retrospective

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Now that November’s over I’m looking back at how posting every day for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) went.

There’s no two ways about it – posting every day is hard.  For a handful of days I (sort of) cheated by just posting a haiku based on one of Zemanta‘s default picture suggestions.  On the up side there were a lot of proper posts that wouldn’t have been written if I hadn’t been trying to post regularly.

Jure Cuhalev wrote recently that blog posts get the readership they deserve, and I think he’s right – the haiku get hardly any hits whereas the meatier posts get more hits and even some comments.

I usually run so short of topics that at most I managed to write posts one day in advance.  Jure apparently writes most of his week’s posts all at once on Sunday, but I don’t think I’d be able to do that.

On a purely avaricious note, in general it seems that more content = more (and better) hits = more ad conversion = more money.  Here is a graph of my Google AdSense earnings for October and November:

Google AdSense Earnings Oct-Nov 2008

Google AdSense Earnings Oct-Nov 2008

Obviously I’m not blowing anyone’s doors off financially (it’s really just a way of keeping score) but the point is the difference between October (not blogging every day) and November (blogging every day) – pretty dramatic, I think.

In conclusion I will continue to try and post every day, but I’m not going to beat myself up if I miss a day.

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Zemanta default picture suggestion haiku 2008-12-02

All Ashore
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Ghost ship floating by
Idly wandering through fog
Dead or just sleeping?

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What color is your rainbow?

Your rainbow is shaded blue. 


What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

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