Last month I had a dream. Two dreams, actually. My dream was to hit a certain number of page views. I wasn’t sure how I was going to hit it. I typed until my fingers went numb. Then I hit it.
I also had a dream that last month would mark the beginning of a plateau.
This may come as a surprise, as we live in a world that values significance so highly that there is no distinction between fame and infamy: I don’t want fame.
I hid my picture to stay in the shadows. I’m a simple man who lives a simple life.
I put my picture out there, as most who write online are liars. Putting myself out there was also a way to open up – to let you know you’re not alone in your struggles.
I have since been recognized in public several times.
Yes, guys, say hello. I am always happy to meet you.
D&P is growing out of my control. I’m not about to get all emo; those who know me understand where I’m coming from.
This month has been the highest amount of traffic ever. As you can see, traffic has grown considerably and it keeps growing. I used to get around 60,000 page views a month. That level persisted for over a year.
As of 4:08 p.m., July 31, 2014, I am at 500,000+ page views on 116,000+ uniques.
I am going to be honest here. D&P is getting too big for me to manage.
I don’t have staff writers. I don’t reword stuff other people write. I don’t use Fiverr to get content.
Even with just a one-man operation, I get more emails and comments than I can keep up with. I can’t image what would happen if I took on staff writers.
I know, I know. There are way bigger sites out there. In the scheme of things, D&P is small.
I am a man who lives inside his head; a smallish website is A-OK with me.
D&P has already grown to be larger than I ever expected it to be.
I am going to take some time off soon to strategize and consider my next move.
Have an idea? Post it below.