It’s Over!

July 31, 2009

NaBloPoMo is over! It’s about time. That felt like one long month.  It’s been an amazing month in terms of views. This was Bandew444’s second best mont on record, with 614 views. I know it’s not that many, but we don’t have a whole lot of advertising, and B4 and the Jeary aren’t very big and we don’t have a lot of funding, I’d say that’s pretty good. At the beginning of the month I predicted that we would have 66 posts today. Right now there is 78 posts, not including this one. As of today Bandew444’s has 3,057 views. 5,000 is going to be huge. Well, anyway this is the last post for NaBloPoMo + Bandew444’s, sorry Jeary. But like I said earlier, It’s just been an amazing, wild, tiring month, we’ve had tons of progress with wallpapers, our new store an so much more. I just want to say thanks to Zazzle, for letting us put up our products, thanks to Jeary for all the posts and help, and thanks to you, the reader for… well, reading! Keep coming here, because I promise that there will be so much more, and when football season rolls around… oh boy. Thanks again!

— Bandew444s and The Jeary


The Life of an Average Blogger

July 3, 2009

It’s not easy to do this, it’s not just type and click, type and click (maybe for The Jeary it is). But for me it’s a whole different story. I use all the basic stuff WordPress lets us use, I’m not a WordPress VIP like CNN or People, and I don’t always pull out great numbers for views per day, and my VPD is definitely not on the same scale as those premium VIP sites. I’ll get on average 22 or 23 views a day, and some days I’ll pull of anywhere from 40 to 100. I’d say that is pretty good for a site that has as much advertising as mine. I think that over the year that Bandew444’s has been around… well, all I can say is it’s definitely better than it was for the first 8 months (March – October ’08). If you would like to see anything in a post, and I used to put this in EVERY post for those first 8 months (there was about 5), just leave a comment. No one ever does, the last one I saw was on the Michael Jackson post. I constantly check my stats, which aren’t that good until later in the day. I can’t wait until my views every day get up to just the right number so I can consider my site a very popular one. I don’t plan on that happening anytime soon, I still have a lot of work to do. Even if I ever do get there, I don’t plan on signing up for a VIP blog. I saw that it costs $600! Ok, enough about my site’s views. What about The Jeary? It got all the views my blog had in it’s first 8 months in ONE DAY. That’s probably all of The Jeary’s friends, though. I haven’t gotten any trafficking from there, and I thought I would get all sorts of views. I get more views from my YouTube for Bandew444’s. Lame. On The Jeary’s second day, he got ten more views than Bandew444’s, and I got kind of jealous. But now, I feel sorry for him. It looks like he puts a ton of effort into those posts, but gets NO views at all! He hasn’t gotten any for the past 3 or 4 days. I just don’t think that it’s fair. Maybe it is, and I’m just over reacting. I have to remember this is his first month. Right now it’s getting late, and I’m not sure I can write or complain or what ever you want to call this much more. I might do a part two or something. So if you are still reading this, congratulations you made it to the end. We’ll see what the future holds for Bandew444’s.

Tomorrow holds an unexplainable adventure. — Smelly, NOFX

NaBloPoMo and Bandew444’s

July 2, 2009

If you’re wondering, NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month. This month, I will be putting up 31 posts, 1 every day. I don’t know if Jeary will be doing it, but if he is, I’ll try and see if he will write some posts for me and for his site. It is going to be tough, since I normally put up 1 or 2 a week, and most of the stuff probably won’t even be considered news, or interesting. This will be my 48th post, which means by the time National Blog Posting Month, July, Bandew444’s will have 77 posts. I even put up a calendar so you can see the day by day posts. So keep coming back every day for a new post!