Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Does anyone read blogs on the Fourth of July?

Happy Fourth of July says a cat draped in American flags.
One of the things that I always wonder about is how many people actually read blogs on the Fourth of July. Or any other holiday for that matter.

I know that I do, but that because reading blogs is a combination hobby/profession to me. After all, I am a writer that blogs--I have to keep up if something happens on the Fourth of July.

But I am not so sure that anyone else reads holiday blogs. Well, at least on the holiday itself. I know that I get a certain amount of traffic on my other blogs from the search engines (Google mainly) hitting on past holiday entries. For instance, I will get a spike around Halloween on my various Halloween entries from past years.

Of course, I have a secondary reason for writing this entry this time around. I am currently doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge. During the UBC, one writes thirty-one blog posts in thirty-one days. On one level, it reminds me of the challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and its summer camp version, Camp NaNoWriMo. During the NaNoWriMo, you are trying to write a fifty thousand word rough draft of a novel in thirty days. Compared to NaNoWriMo, the Ultimate Blog Challenge is (so far) low key...I am not sure if that is going to let...I might start running out of things to blog about.

I guess now is as good as time to ask people to wish me luck in finishing the UBC.

And come back later to see my stats:

People who read this entry during the July 4th holiday (remember it is also the UBC): ###

People who read this entry during the first month it was up: ###

All time readers of this entry: ###

Things I wrote while I was not here:

I talked about how saying that you are not going to buy a certain book matters not one iota when the writer does not consider you an actual potential customer.

I reviewed (sort of) the delightfully funny book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir), by Jenny Lawson.


  1. Love the photo of the cat. You know I was lying in bed reading your blog and thinking why is this person asking about 4th July, knowing it to be a holiday and for some strange reason until I looked at my diary I had forgotten the date. Happy holiday to you. In the UK this is a normal day, if any day could be considered normal.

    Good luck in finishing the UBC - I am doing mine as part of a health challenge I am creating and a non fiction book. Novel planning is coming later in the month.

  2. I love the photo of the cat, too. Apparently, at least two people read blogs on holidays! Good luck in the UBC, I am entered as well. Looking forward to keeping in touch throughout.

    Kimberly Carnevale

  3. I am British, so I always read blogs on July 4th :) That's the beauty of UBC and WWW. Have a wonderful day what ever you are doing to celebrate.

  4. I thought since you came and visited my blog, I would visit yours. When I started my blog, i started very slowly. I had no idea what I was going to write. Over time, circumstances in my lfe revealed the content. I just had to be willing to listen, and share. I am not sure you will need it, but good luck with the challenge. :) And Happy July 4th! (As a side note, I can't imagine why those from the UK don't celebrate it! :p)


  5. I read a few blogs, but mostly spent the day entertaining the kid until daddy got of work. We had planned on going to the fireworks show, but Mother Nature decided to put on her own spectacular show. :)

    I see you read The Bloggess' book. How was it?

  6. Terrye, I really loved her book--my wife had to keep telling me to read it quietly to her defense, my wife was trying to prepare for her CAP presentation.


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