July 4th weekend

This is another “dear diary” sort of post.  This year, July 4th is on a Tuesday.  So I guess this is the July 4th weekend…a bit extended from Friday 6/28 till Tues 7/4.  (I did have a painting appt on Saturday morning and I have two appointments on Monday. And, that’s a good thing.  (I sound like Martha Stewart LOL).


Anyway, I was doing some experimenting and wrote a local post on my blog about the 4th of July Fireworks in Westchester.  It’s done pretty well.  So far, it has around 5,700 clicks.  It’s just July 2nd, and most of the traffic tends to come on July 3rd and 4th, so well see how it does.  Things seem to be slowing a bit as 2 local news places posted about this.  My goal was to get to 10,000 clicks.  We’ll see.


I also wrote a fireworks post for one of my top clients.  I really wasn’t trying to get it to rank.  I was writing it more for another backlink to his site.  But, as of around noon, that article had over 1,700 clicks.  It’s funny how that happens…when you don’t try that hard and then an article does very well.


I’m glad that the weather’s been warm.  Memorial Day weekend had awful weather – rainy and chilly.  This weekend, it’s been hot.  It’s been a bit more humid than I like, and a bit of brief showers on some days, but these seem to clear up really fast.  The sun has been great and it’s been an absolute pleasure to swim in our indoor pool. So, the brief rain showers didn’t bother me one bit.


I’ve already been in the pool once today for 45 mins.  I’m now doing a bit of work and blogging (which is a combo of work and fun).  I’m not dressed in regular clothes, but I think soon, I’ll change again and go in for another dip.


So here’s hoping that my 4th of July article is a big success.  And, here’s hoping that this is the start of a new plan which will supplement traffic during the holidays.