Left Coast Voices

"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

Blog Musings

I recently wrote about a Q&A at Borders in Pleasanton that focused around the blog strategy that I am following. According to the model, I need to reach 1,000 posts to create a sustaining platform that will stimulate regular cold book sales.

There are between 250-300 million blogs out there. Yesterday, I reached 250 posts – a quarter of the way to my goal – and I decided to peek at Left Coast Voice’s world rankings on Alexa.

My blog now stands at 9,644,958, which means inside the top 10 million (bear with me). The goal is to reach the top 0.5% as these are the blogs that generate income. So, even allowing for only 250 million blogs in the world, I have comfortably entered the top 5%.

I’m moving up!


Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/

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2 thoughts on “Blog Musings

  1. You have much more drive than I do. I am creating pretty sites, and yes, as the dog says, I talk incessantly about a whole lotta nothin’. I’m not near so disciplined to post every day, yet. Keep at it, Alon! You’re doing great.

  2. Thank you, Kymberlie. It is tough. I don’t lack discipline, only time. I really want to be writing more novels.


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