WE DID IT!!! 60,000 views and 35,000 visitors in 1 year!

I paid WAY more attention to this than I should have.

As soon as my blog views for the year started to creep up to a big number, I started watching it. By doing a projection calculation, it seemed we would have 50,000 views in 2017.

We passed that weeks ago.

Then in December it was possible, with the contest results and everything, to get to 60,000.


60,000 times people cared what I had to say.

I don’t have to tell you, it wasn’t that long ago – two years ago – when I would’ve been happy to have 5000 views for the year.

But as we roll to the end of 2017, we passed a huge milestone. 60,000 views is big, and having 35,000 visits – from people all around the world, sometimes for countries I haven’t even heard of – that is just amazing.

I’m not gonna throw my arm out trying to pat myself on the back, but I will say this: it’s you guys who do this. You are the one to like the posts and give the feedback and share and re-blog and pin on Pinterest and other places like StumbleUpon, and that’s what gets us so many eyeballs.


I could not be working with a better bunch of people. You guys are the best.

I don’t know if we will do more than that in 2018 or not, and I don’t care. What matters is, we did it. You did it. I did it. Us.

Because we are awesome.

Three years ago I was determined to make this happen. And it happened.

Today I stand here looking forward saying I’m going to make some other things happen.

I’m going to grow a mailing list to 10,000 subscribers. I’m going to publish a book that sells better than its predecessors. USA Today bestseller list type numbers.

I’m going to have bigger, more successful contests, and I’m going to publish more amazing anthologies with more amazing writers!

These things are going to happen, too.

Maybe not by this time next year, but they are definitely going to happen.

And I’ll be glad to have all of you with me when they do.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

19 thoughts on “WE DID IT!!! 60,000 views and 35,000 visitors in 1 year!

      1. Yea! That’s the spirit!
        Here’s an apt quote from H G Wells’ Shape of Things To Come’ as spoken by Raymond Massey in the film adaptation:
        “But for Man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet with its winds and ways, and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him and at last out across immensity to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deeps of space and all the mysteries of time, still he will be beginning.”

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