So here we are, off school, off work for the foreseeable future. I’m lucky, I can still get out to deliver for Amazon next week, how long that will last is anyone’s guess so making the most of it, not so lucky for my kids who will be isolated in the car for 3 hours a day. One thing I can still do however is write articles, whether it’s on here or for the sites I also have work published.
So far this year or season whichever way you look at it, I’ve had a blast, an absolute whirlwind time. I’ve interviewed three National League managers in Darren Currie, Ben Strevens and Neil Smith, this is the top level of non-league I blog on so I can’t get any higher than that. I had so much more in the pipeline as well, some that would blow your socks off when they appear on here, while those are currently on the back burner whenever we get back to a normal state of affairs or as close to it, they will happen.
I would conduct them over the phone, but there are one or two that you know you just have to do face to face! But that’s not to say I’ve got nothing to fill the gap while we wait. I’ve got plenty of ideas to keep things ticking over, I’ve also been given a couple of suggestions as well which I will put out there, my aim is to keep you readers reading, we’re all going to have a lot of time on our hands over the next few weeks and months and in that time there will be more statements and decisions made that can be discussed to see what the opinions are around the game.
I am looking at getting my record month for visitors by the end of March, I’m not far away and plan on doing enough blogs to make it happen, it’s just a shame that it’s not for good footballing reasons to achieve it.
And talking of figures, they’re looking pretty good at nearly a quarter of the way through the year. I set myself a target of 250 visitors per month which I’ve beaten in both months and well past the target for March.
I’m aiming for 3000 visitors over 2020, currently I’m sitting at 1320 after not even three full months! I put a target of reaching 10,000 views by the end of the year, currently that level has reached 8,771 and again well on course to beat that figure much quicker than I imagined. The final target is to blog at least six times a month which with this one gives me that figure for this month, but more will follow.
It’s success is down to choosing a decent topic to write about, but more importantly you who read it. It always amazes me where in the world someone is reading, I know I have friends who travel on business which accounts for some of it but take this month for instance views in the UK of course but France, Germany, Canada, Turkey, USA, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Georgia, Denmark, Italy, South Africa and China, not a bad little list and this is commonplace every month.
So, please while things are going to be tougher and not so easy over the next few weeks or months I will still be writing whether it’s current or taking a look back at previous games or other nostalgia, coronavirus is not going to stop me………