Ah, it’s Sunday — while most of my pals are watching NFL games, I’m still coming down from last night’s amazing win by the NY Yankees and figuring out ways to increase site traffic. Since Sunday is a fresh start, I wanted to go over some housekeeping items and give you some factoids on RPad.tv’s first week.
– I was genuinely surprised by the traffic and the amount of comments — like really, truly surprised. Big thanks to everyone that visited and supported the site in the last week. It’s not yet something I can make a living with yet, but with your continued support, some steady growth, and a bit of good luck, who knows?!? For now, I wanted to make sure y’all know how grateful I am for your visits.
– Anyone have any recommendations for an all-in-one printer? My priorities are printing documents and scanning, but I’d like to print photos every now and then too. Right now I’m looking at the Canon MP980 and the Epson NX515, but I haven’t done a ton of research yet.
– So far, people from 13 countries have visited RPad.tv. As expected, most of the traffic is from America, with a decent amount of Canadians stopping by. My friends and family from the Philippines, Thailand, and England have been spreading the word to their friends. I was surprised to see some users from Austria and Russia. My dream is to develop a large following in Iceland, so I can speak at some Icelandic conference with Bjork…and spend some time chatting with her in a geothermal hot spring.
– Nearly half of the people visiting RPad.tv are using Firefox. Nearly a quarter are using Safari. It makes me happy to see Internet Explorer in third place. Maybe more Chrome users can bump IE down to #4.
– I want to start some contests for the site. The first one should kick off next week. The initial prizes will be small, but hopefully I’ll be getting better stuff to give away soon. Right now I want to keep things uncomplicated — probably award prizes in Coffee Talk based on a random number over 100. Wucha think?
– Update 11:55PM PST It looks like Google is angry at me. My AdSense account has been shut down. I heard it’s tough to get it reinstated. I’ve applied for other advertising networks, but approval might take a while. The important thing it to keep increasing site traffic, so I hope you guys keep visiting and commenting!