Last Thursday, I wrote a blog post about the Russian language. I’d been thinking of writing it for some time, but hadn’t really sat down to do it. I had immense fun writing it and hoped that at least some people would like it.
Well, some people did like it. In fact, that’s a bit of an understatement. A lot of people liked it. I’ve had some of my best days for page views since publishing that post, and it’s all because of you, my readers. Some person (or multiple people) shared that post on Facebook and then a ton of other people must have shared it because I had an incredible amount of hits on Friday, the day after I published it. Though Friday was the peak day for my page views, Saturday and Sunday haven’t been anything to scoff at.
Thank you for sharing my writing. It really means a lot to me. I was happy to see the positive response to that post because it was a bit of an experiment I wanted to conduct. (Not in a mean way, like the Facebook emotional manipulation experiment.) Namely, I wanted to see how my blog traffic did if I wrote a heavily foreign language-focused post—and I can see now that it did pretty well. I’m not talking viral like tens of thousands of hits (I’ve never had that many hits on any blog, ever), but it was a decent amount compared to what I usually get.
This all means that I’m going write up some more language learning stuff. It won’t be the only thing I write about—if there’s one thing you’ve noticed about reading this blog, it’s that I have multiple interests!—but there is more I want to post about language learning in general and Russian learning specifically. So stay tuned for more awesomeness. 🙂
And to any new readers who may have found me through that post: welcome! Or, as we say in Russian: Добро пожаловать! [Dobro pozhalovat!]