Well, its been an exciting first year for Maintain the Rage, and myself personally. To mark this moment I want to share with everyone some analytics from the past 12 months, some lessons I have learnt in this time as a blogger and what is in store for the future.
Firstly, the numbers. In the past twelve months I have written 80 posts, starting with Maintaining My Rage and ending with this one. I have written about my various placements in aged care, community care, and acute care, I shared some insight into how I relax, study, and set boundaries for my children. I also shared about my children, both young and older, and my wife, my faith, and showed my honesty and integrity. As 2017 ended and 2018 began I started to share about my struggle with depression and anxiety, and how that impacted my home life, work life, and everything in between. I was, at times, satirical when dealing with emotions, and other times a little heavy. From these posts, and many more, we can sum up the year with some key numbers;
- 60,140 Words Total
- 752 Words per Post (average)
- 172 Comments
- 159 Likes
- 7298 Views, of which the top five countries were
- United States
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
When I started Maintain the Rage I had the intention of sharing what I had learnt, my tips and tricks, and general advice. I quickly realised that I would immediately be thrown into the Do these five things if you want to be rich, successful, and sexy category. I shifted to sharing about my life, not in an attempt to illicit pity or praise, but to show that you can do all the things you want to do, to juggle the different activities, work, school, family, and life, to show that even if your are struggling, thats ok. I hope that this has been a well received shift and that I have made the right choice. But judging by the reads and conversations with people in comments, direct messaging, and face to face contact, I am going to say it was the right move.
For the future of Maintain the Rage I am going to stay the course, I will continue to share my journey as a Parent of both a newborn and a 15 year old, my life as a Nurse, my journey through life with my Wife, my Scouting life, and my struggles and successes with depression and anxiety.
I thank everyone of you who have come on this journey with my and hope you have enjoyed and taken away something from the posts. I encourage all of you to ask me what you want to hear about, and what part of my life you are curious about. I also encourage you to share this blog with family and friends, not for mere likes or views, but so we can expand the community that Maintain the Rage has and continue to share together. Thank you again,
Maintain the Rage