Mailbag: When is a Number News?
Q.: I’m projecting I’ll reach 1 million unique visitors/month for the first time, which I’m obviously pretty happy about. However, I’m curious if this is something appropriate to celebrate, or even mention.
My natural instincts are telling me to keep my head down and quietly chug along. I don’t see a lot of upside to mentioning it publicly, other than maybe being taken a little more seriously by my peers, and even that is dubious.
The other problem is that this instinct is keeping me from seeking help where I need it. I want to ask people here what they would do with that level of traffic because I’m certain I’m not maximizing the business side of things, but at the same time I know there are a lot of authors on here getting numbers in the double-digits, and I don’t want to sound like a jerk.