It has been some time since I have written on What’s Gotta Go. My lack of compositional volume is not for a lack of things to gripe about, trust me! I thought I would write a little catch-up and insight as to the status of things.
A bit over a year ago I started up WGG as an experiment on several levels. First, I wanted to try out WordPress as blog software. Second, I thought it would be interesting to see how well placed a blog like this could get ranked in Google, as a site, and on various topics. Third, I thought it would be fun to rant about some common things people (meaning almost all of us) do that get on the nerves of others around of us. These rants were intended to be in good humor, and often tongue firmly in cheek.
Over time I wrote, along with some guest posts, over 250 articles Not too shabby for a non-writer as myself. One of the things I most enjoyed was just attempting to get improve my writing skills; whether I accomplished that or not is, of course, a matter of opinion. Rants have covered a wide variety of topics, some more popular than others. I have steered away from truly controversial topics, though at times my rants were a little more serious than my original intention.
At this point, I have accomplished many of the goals I set out to do, and the last few months have seen a hiatus from writing. I considered at times taking down the site as I had lost interest in writing rants and instead have spent most of my time posting samples of my hobby and real interest photography.
So what has kept this site alive? The daily readership. I have been continually amazed at how certain topics continue to rank well in search engines, particularly Google. My most trafficked articles continue to be on the topics of Saggin’ Pants and Chewing With Your Mouth Open which apparently rank high on people’s list of pet peeves. These peeves must rank high if people are not only taking the time to search on Google to read about it, perhaps in search of a way to tactfully help the offending party, but many have taken the time to comment on their opinion as well.
Also popular are my articles about Mandatory Tipping and how Throwing Out Cigarette Butts IS Littering; again, two of my person favorites along with the two previously mentioned.
With this in mind, I have kept WGG alive for, if nothing else, the enjoyment of those that stop by. Lately, I have thought of writing an article every so often to as things cross my mind, but haven’t followed through on them. I think perhaps I will try to act on the impulse a little more and get some content going again. Not necessarily with any regularity, and definitely not daily, but more than lately. Fair enough?
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