It is funny, I was waiting for my blog to be read 1,000 times and I hit that goal just two days ago. But I was busy with the kids and didn’t really take the time to celebrate.
I was also waiting to hit 100 reads in a day, which I have surpassed today. This is after having almost no one read my blog over the weekend. One of the things that I read when “researching” about getting more readers, was that posting first thing in the morning was ideal. Today, I posted before 7 am MST.
I would imagine that it was a combination of factors that helped me reach my goals. There are many aspects of blogging that I have no control over – I can only write and publicize and hope that my blog gets read.
I guess that the same thing can be said for my life goals. I wanted to be teaching by my 40th birthday. I didn’t make it. Not because I hadn’t tried, I had. Not because I didn’t work hard, I did (and graduated with a 3.98 GPA). But I didn’t reach my goal because there haven’t been any jobs. I cannot think of one single thing that I could have done that would have changed my situation: there is nothing that I could have done to reach my goal that I didn’t already do.
When I didn’t reach my goal of teaching by the time I turned 40, I revised my goal. I wanted to have a teaching position before I turned 41. At this point, I do not think that I will reach that goal, but sometimes life surprises us. I have until October. I guess that if I don’t reach that goal, I’ll have to re-evaluate and decide if there is anything that I need to do differently.
For now, I have to hope that I hit the right combination of factors and reach my goals. (And yesterday I hit 150 views in one day!)