Blogging Statistics

Every morning, I wake up hoping that the number of views on my latest blog post has gone up from the number that I saw the night before- even if it’s just by few views. Sometimes I’m met with an unchanged number and infused with disappointment. Other mornings, I awaken to a magically re-moulded digit; A number changed from the one that was there 10-12 hours and a whole day earlier. Blogging statistics excite me. I’m filled with immense joy knowing that someone out there took the time to read the words that I wrote. Blogging statistics serve as validation and an indication of something good that I’ve done. I’m devoted to my blog; I’ve involuntarily invested my heart into this space. To me, a comment isn’t just a comment and a view is not just a four letter word. To me, it’s a ‘thumbs up’, a pat on the back and a job well done and you should see it as that too.

Each number represents two eyes, a nose and a mouth. I’m also starting to think that people who say that ‘statistics don’t matter’ already have their desired statistics.Your stats may vary from mine, which is perfectly human. But, to put sweat, love, dedication and the occasional tear into your blog, and then go on and say that the way it is received doesn’t matter isn’t how I see it. You’d be lying.

Caring about blogging statistics does not mean that you’re blogging for the wrong reasons. I often don’t see my statistics changing, but I’ve never quit blogging because I enjoy the process of writing, meeting other bloggers online and being a part of this inclusive, supportive and dynamic community that I’ve come to love. It’s possible, and dare I say normal to care about your blogging stats and still be blogging for the ‘right’ reasons.

So, yes, I’m going to press publish on this post in a few minutes from now and I’m going to keep scouring my statistics for indication that I’m doing something right, something good and something worthwhile. I’m going to cross my fingers and hope that someone values my words enough to leave a comment because I’m selfish and it fills me with an incomparable joy to see interaction within my blog.

What are your views on blogging stats? Do they matter to you or not? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Snowbound by Olivier Lafont

 

SNOWBOUND
by
Olivier Lafont
 
 
 
Blurb
Christmas is dying. 
 
The last Santa Claus had triplets who each inherited a portion of his father’s power, and that split is now tearing apart the soul of Christmas. 
 
Niccolo Vecchio, the eldest, has fortified the North Pole into a citadel of ice and metal. 
 
Santini, the middle brother, is in hiding somewhere in the Mediterranean. 
 
The youngest brother, Niccolo Piccolo, is raising legions to reclaim his inheritance. 
 
Two of the triplets will have to renounce their claim in the next forty-eight hours, or this Christmas will be the last one ever. 
 
And it’s up to Adam, underachieving teenager sub-ordinaire, and his brand new jock bully Zach to make that happen…
 
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About the author
 
 
 
Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor living in Paris. 
 
His novel ‘Warrior’ was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. He has just released his new contemporary romance novel ‘Sweet Revenge’ exclusively on Kindle. ‘Purgatory: The Gun of God’ is a fantasy novelette published in South Africa. 
 
Lafont has written a number of feature film scripts before. The first film he wrote opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win seven awards at film festivals worldwide. 
 
As an actor Lafont has acted in Hollywood and Indian films, in TV serials, and in over 80 television commercials. He acted in ‘3 Idiots’, one of India’s all-time blockbuster hits, the critically-acclaimed ‘Guzaarish’, and the Lifetime film ‘Baby Sellers’, amongst other films. 
 
Lafont graduated with two degrees in acting and writing from Colgate University, USA, with academic distinction. 

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MEDIA MENTIONS
 
Deccan Chronicle
Indian Express
Khaleej Times: Enid Parker
AWARDS
‘Warrior’ shortlisted for Tibor Jones South Asia Prize
‘Hari Om’ feature film winner of seven prizes in international film
festivals
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If you never try, you will never know

 

IF YOU NEVER TRY, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW
by
Sahil Mehta
 
 
 
Blurb

Robin, who gets inspired by his mother to become a musician, is forced by his father to pursue the education needed to join their family business. This compels him to leave home at the age of eighteen to follow his dreams. In few months of independent living, his over-ambitious dreams turn into an obsession, which gets even more intense when he falls into a drug addiction, and mysteriously unleashes a new side to his life. During this journey, he meets Aisha. They talk, play and fall in love. Her exquisite beauty defines the melody of his musical journey as they both fall deep in love with each other. But Robin’s obsession with his dream and a struggling career become an obstacle in their relationship. Is their love strong enough to overcome complexities? During these tumultuous times, Robin’s flat mate Jordan begins to motivate him to follow his heart. Jordan becomes his philosopher and guru but not for very long-what makes Robin lose trust in him? Discover how he finds a spiritual path after being disheartened during his struggle to achieve success. Amidst the ups and downs in his career, love and life, find out what destiny holds for Robin. Will he find success in music industry or will he end up joining his father’s business? Experience a thrilling story that will inspire you to believe in your love and dreams.

 
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Sahil Mehta was born and raised in India, and is currently living in the beautiful city of Seattle. Inspired by the power of words, emotions and various life experiences, he naturally gravitated towards writing. If You Never Try, You Will Never Know is his first book, and its story-line is influenced by his childhood dreams. Currently, he is working on a story, based on the characters and places he came across during his stay in the USA. Apart from writing, Sahil enjoys fitness-related activities and listening to music.
 
         

 

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Road to life

Do you remember that day we together set our sail on a never ending trip?  This is the road where we vowed to love each other endlessly throughout our life. The promises that we made, the moments we created and the journey of lifelong promises started on this road and I wish that to never end. Just look at the endless horizon, somewhere at a distance you will see both of us seating by the wayside, with weak eyes, graying hair and dull skin, still promising to be with each other till the last breath. This road should never end.

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