Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Power of the Internet

I know you probably don't need me to tell you that the internet is a powerful force in just about every aspect of life these days... If you are reading this you are probably already pretty savvy (and an arbiter of taste I might add...)


Here are a few facts that you bloggers may find interesting:

- 46%. The percentage increase in readership of my blog when I started using Twitter to tell folks about my posts.

- Another 40%. When I finally spent the 3 minutes it took to learn how to connect Twitter to Facebook status updates.

- $27.00. The amount I saved just yesterday by asking if anyone could loan me a book, Lore of Running. Thanks Keith! That's real community people, and it is great! By the way, Keith runs North Shore Athletics which is THE place to go for all your running/triathlon needs (except the bike... for that go HERE.)

- Priceless. The people I have "met", some I've helped, and some who have helped me...

Readership stats may or may not be motivating for you, but given the choice I'd rather engage a larger audience. I don't want to be the crazy guy on the cyber-corner talking to himself!

On that note, (SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION WARNING!) please subscribe for email posts (right column), or "follow" (left column), or plug me into your reader... That way we'll be able to keep in touch hassle-free.

Thanks everyone for reading and in advance to new subscribers!

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9 comments:

Nancy said...

While I don't "tweet" I must tell you that I have become and avid reader (and dreamer) of your blog. Once the "residual limb" heals, again, I will continue in my quest to do a triathlon or two. While it is a bit odd to say that someone the age of my kids is my idol...perhaps "inspiration" is a bit more to the point. Thanks for sharing your ups and downs and your family.

MJ said...

Thanks so much Nancy!

People sometimes ask me why I "blog"... there are a wide range of reasons, but none more powerful than being able to inspire the odd person...

Thanks for reading and if you ever need any advice or support you can drop me a line at:

meyrick@meyrickjonesracing.com

Cheers!

Jill Costantino said...

Love the stats, love how you dream and acheive BIG and love how much your family means to you!
Maybe next year you can inspire me to overcome my seal phobia and get my A$$ out to BBay again! LOL!!!

Nancy said...

Thanks, but, gee, while I knew I was odd, I try to keep it to myself...

MJ said...

ha ha Nancy... I had to come back to see what I wrote to make you write that... get it now....

MJ said...

Thanks for the note and compliments Jill!

I am SURE I will get you out there again.... and Scott better not try to weasel out over a bit of blood either....

Cheers!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

The people I've met has certainly been the best part of the Internet. I feel so blessed that you have shared your life with us.

rUntoNamAste said...

The inter-webs is pretty powerful and you've motivated me to try Twitter again - for the 4th time! I totally don't get it, but I can see the increased readership possibilities. As for books, I just check them outfrom the library and will only buy if it's good stuff. As for plug, you're scattered all over my blog -re:Arnica shoutout. I swear by that product now and wouldn't have know about it if it weren't for one of my favorite bloggie blogs :)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

wow.... see how you have touched lives with Nancy's comment. amazing... and all because of the internet.

Very cool!