The Truth About Crowds

May 29, 2013

Today, I realized that my blog crossed 250,000 page views last week. How did I miss that? It's so exciting, if you're a numbers person, and actually, kind of exciting even if you're not. I've been working hard since my second year blogging to get away from being moved by the numbers. So I don't hawk my analytics anymore. I needed to get back to doing this because I wanted to and doing it how I wanted to instead of trying to keep up with the crowd. That's a theme that has kind of been running through my life the past six years. 

The lesson will come around as many times as it needs to until it is learned.

Don't get me wrong, crowds can be good. But, I realize that throngs of people don't always signify that a relationship, of any sort, exists. Some are merely onlookers. And truth be told, we can all be finicky. To that point, I learned a long time ago not to judge myself by the ebb and flow of the crowd. 

I appreciate the page views as 250,000 opportunities to inspire though I have found myself spreading the MVL love across many platforms these days. I appreciate you — readers turned friends, peers turned mentors, strangers turned lifelines. 

The truth is, if a crowd forms around the idea of us chasing our best lives ... pushing and pulling each other when we need to be pushed and pulled, I'm happy with it. If not, and it's just you and me {yes, you who's reading right now}, I'm happy with that too. 

"The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant - and the success will naturally follow."- Oprah

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  1. My Aunty O said THAT. I totally feel you on the numbers thing - I used to obsess over my page views until I realized I was driving myself crazy and letting it deter me from true blogging. Congrats on reaching the 250K mark!

  2. Congrats my dear. You uplift and inspire so I am not surprised by you reaching these numbers. You will continue to grow to new heights because you are you.

    I love that Oprah quote.

    Have a beautiful day!

  3. Congrats on such an awesome milestone! Like you, when I don't stress the numbers, my website is much more authentic and I feel relaxed and free to create my best work.

  4. That is so awesome!! I'm really trying not to focus on numbers so much because you're right, you want to blog because you love it, not for pageviews. :)

  5. what a complete thought, indeed carry on


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