What an honour! I cannot believe I have 25 people following my posts from all over the world. I am intrigued to know how people have found me on my journey to working at Automattic. But I wanted to thank you all for your support!
I took this time to look back at the last “blog achievement” post I did.
My first real post on this blog was November 24th.
Five people started following my blog by December 7th. So that was 2 weeks for 5 people to start following me.
Today is February 1st. (Yes, I set this to publish a day later to see what notifications I would get on my phone app.) It has been 8 weeks and I now have another 20 followers… So again, an average of 5 people every two weeks. Interesting!
My goal is to post 2-3 posts a week on this blog. So far, I think I’m doing ok?
That was what I said two months ago. Looking at my Insights page, I see I have posted 1-2 posts a week. Not bad, but not quite what I was aiming for. Perhaps this following post I published a while back can be accepted as my excuse?😜
When I had reached 5 followers, I had submitted 20 replies on the English forums and 9 on the Japanese forums. Now, that number is up to… 183 on the English forums and 16 on the Japanese forums! Hurray! And now I am editing themes and css code on my test sites and answering questions of the “Themes” and “CSS” forums, so I can tick a few more things off my to-do list!.
Finally, I am trying out different less-prominent WordPress.com features lately. In this post, I have used what is called Shortcode. This is WordPress.com-specific snippets of code you type into your blog content to achieve features/functions that would have needed a lot more coding otherwise. Each of the thumbnails and excerpts from my previous posts were placed on this post using the Display Posts Shortcode. So, for example, the content placed between the two separator lines right above this post was all achieved using the following single line of code.
[ display-posts id="125" image_size="medium" wrapper="div" include_excerpt="true"]
I plan on trying out some other WordPress.com features soon, so stay tuned if your interested!