Let's talk numbers. About 6 months to a year ago I changed the name of the website from Blueroofsproduction.com to blueroofproductions.com. Now it doesn't seem like much of a change but it meant a lot to me. It was the name I always wanted the website to have and at last I had it.
The problem is that it reset all my counts. Before the change I have no idea how many people came on the site a day. After the change I started paying attention. It was in the teens, for a long time. When I would drop a podcast it would spike up but then go back down the next day. It wasn't long before I started trying to make this a daily blog. Sometimes I miss but I was writing them a lot more than I ever had before. It had an effect on the site. The daily visits went up to the 20's. I felt really good with that.
I know what you are saying, that 20 or so people is nothing, but it's a start. It is the number that we will build the Blueroof nation into something to be proud of. Slowly that number climbed to the mid 20's and then I started doing the youtube videos and posting them on here as well. It knocked our numbers up to the 30's. Hey any jump is good, even if it is a small one.
Well yesterday I started on the news branch of our company. Something that I had been avoiding for a while because I have never been a fan of news. But doing the Youtube videos, Character Spotlight and this week in comics more than anything else, made me fall in love with talking about things I love. You would think all the podcasts would have taught me that but sometimes I can be really slow.
What is the result of the news branch opening? We had 87 visitors yesterday. If our numbers really jump to the 80's that will be amazing. I was really trying to get it up to the 100's by the end of the year and this would get us there so much faster.
I can't tell you how much all the support, little as it may be, means to me and my team. We are still trying to figure out how to do everything we want to do. It isn't easy and for the longest time all we did was talk about it. Now we are trying to act on it. Maybe it isn't the best it can be but we are learning and growing and getting better everyday. Blueroof Productions will grow into something we can all love and be proud of. We just have to keep grinding and get there!
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Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.