Several new comments were posted over the weekend. My friends and family are getting a little irritated with me always on my Blackberry in the evenings. They think I have a secret boyfriend that I’m texting at all hours (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more...) when actually it’s my desire to post all the comments right away, which I can do while mobile.
Dennis Howlett over at Accman mentioned me today with regard to to focus and the importance of it when writing a blog. To gain an audience, I’ve found, it is absolutely necessary to focus. There’s too strong a temptation to react to everty remotely interesting story with a post and I have tried to avoid that. I try to always bring it back to the Big 4. I will continue to try.
It’s clear to me there is no other voice quite like mine raising these issues. Last week, I posted my 400th post. Having just started the blog in very late 2005, I think that’s a lot of fairly interesting, quality content on the Big 4 and the accounting profession as a business.
Sometime a week or so ago, I also passed the 100,000 page views mark. The last few weeks have seen traffic double, then triple on a daily basis and I had three days in a row last week of unbelievable traffic, the likes of which I hadn’t seen since the Patrick Fitzgerald posts. I can’t point to any one thing that’s driving it. There was no blockbuster link from a major media publication, for example, just more and more people reading more and more for a longer and longer time.
I thank you for your interest and attention.