It's just my second day back of blogging, and already I've become obsessed with my stats, again. I had done a pretty good job of only looking at my stats about once a day since I stopped blogging on March 31, but today I must have checked them at least 20 times. There was a … Continue reading I’m Not Sure What This Says about My Blogging Skill, or Lack Thereof
I May Run Out of Money Before I Get 3,000 Followers
It happened again. Somebody, somewhere in the world made a decision they may soon regret. He or she decided to follow my blog, and in so doing, became follower number 2,000 of Borden’s Blather. I wrote a post last November about how it was kind of a letdown when I finally reached 1,000 followers, and … Continue reading I May Run Out of Money Before I Get 3,000 Followers
Well, That Was Kind of a Letdown
It only took five years and ten months. But then it happened. Shortly after I woke up this morning (OK, 10 seconds) I checked my blog stats and at some point during the night, somebody, somewhere in the world made a questionable choice. He or she decided to follow my blog, and in so doing, … Continue reading Well, That Was Kind of a Letdown
Was It Something I Said?
As many of you know, I check my WordPress stats way too often. One of the stats I check is the number of followers, which is a fairly public stat that other WordPress users can see. Yesterday, I hit somewhat of a milestone when the number of followers reached 900. I wasn't going to mention … Continue reading Was It Something I Said?
It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Have Too Many Followers
Earlier this week I wrote a post about songs featuring the name Caroline. One of the songs featured was written and performed by a wonderful band from Pittsburgh, the Clarks. I had written a post three years ago about how we had the opportunity to watch the Clarks perform in an intimate setting at the … Continue reading It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Have Too Many Followers
WordPress Notifications 1, Jim Borden 0
I've been writing this daily blog for over four and a half years, and I have not done much to promote it during that time After I publish my post, I add a link to it on Facebook and Twitter, and that's about it. I had also assumed that since I used WordPress, I was … Continue reading WordPress Notifications 1, Jim Borden 0
How My Twitter Following Went from 250 to 253 in Just One Week!
It wasn't easy, but I did it. I recently increased my Twitter following by over 1% in just one week, and I want to share my secrets with you. Sharing these secrets will likely upset some social media gurus, who charge large sums of money for such information. But like a true academic, I believe … Continue reading How My Twitter Following Went from 250 to 253 in Just One Week!