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Toot Your Horn With Dignity and Gratitude
by Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor)   
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Last edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Posted: Monday, May 09, 2011

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You have a resume, don't you? That's, in a small way...'tooting your horn.' Your telling everyone who cares to see...all your experience; past job history; your strong points, and why you should get the job...right?

This is a behind-the-scenes look at how my ariticles and website have been doing over the past few years...the good...the bad...and the ugly, too!  I would not write this article, unless the reader found it useful in some way...information; education; entertaining; inspiring; motivational; interesting, etc. 

So, if your cup of tea is music; engineering; medical; writing; arts and crafts; science; entertainment; sports; technical; acting; business; when you accomplish something in your should shout it from the roof tops!  You display all your trophies and awards for all to see, don't you! 

For those people around the world, who are not familiar with the term, 'tooting your horn,' I will describe it for you;

Tooting your own horn; (description);  to declare one's own majesty or greatness;

Since website building and writing have been my chosen fields of interest over the past several years, I will focus on those two fields;

Toot My horn...

Total traffic to my site as at Authors Den as of Movember, 2012:  500.357  (updated once a month)

Average traffic per week to Authors Den: 
3,000 to 4,000+ hits/views per week;

Writing start date; August, 2006; 

Number of articles as of March, 2012; 360+

Number of categories; 40+
I knew when I started writing, that I would write on many different subjects;  I would not paint myself into a corner by just writing about just one category or just a few. 

Paying Markets vs. Free Content Markets; Early on, I had to decide whether to go into the paying markets to sell my articles, or into the Free content markets and give my articles away.  I chose to go into the free content markets.  So, I posted my articles on an article directory;

Over the past few years, over 100 different of my articles have been published on more than 550 websites on the Internet and the reader can see the list here on myArticles Published Page;

Here's the Skinny On How I Lost 40 Pounds;
For over 3 years, this was my dominant article, having been #1 at three different places for over three years.  I never thought it would never lose the lead, but in May, 2010, the article listed below took the lead and is now leaving everybody in the dust.

# 1 writing piece; Making a Difference In People's Lives By Writing (hits/views);
This piece was written two years after the weight piece shown above, and yet this piece caught up and passed it in hits/views.  Amazing! 

#1 Writing piece; Halloween Party; The Two Headed
;  This is also a #1 writing piece, as it has been published the most times, on 39 websites on the Internet.  Of over 250 articles in my portfolio, it is the only piece, that has been posted on the top 50 on Authors Den; #1 in the 'Parenting' Category; and listed on the 'featured page' in the 'parenting category...all in the same week!   

 Number of articles; 360+ articles in my portfolio as of June, 2012, my top ten looks like this.  This pleases me, because the ten articles, fall into 7 different categories, and that's what I wanted when I started writing...diversity and variety.

Articles listed by category:  The following two pages, list all my articles by category to make it easier for the reader to find articles they might be interested in easier. 

SOS! My Serious and Silly Articles; Page 1;
SOS! My Serious and Silly Articles; Page 2;

Articles listed by their popularity; (hits/views); On this page are listed the top 100 articles of the 315++ I have written.
SOS! My Serious and Silly Articles; (Popularity)

For the first few years I been at Authors Den, I have never really paid attention, as to how many of my articles have been featured...showing up on the top ten page in various categories; the featured page itself; or the top 50 page.  One day, in March 2011, I was scanning over the featured categories pages, and to my surprise, I saw my articles everywhere...Because of this, I decided to get a count, so I could see where I stood, because before this time, it was all guess work on my part, etc. My findings were such a surprise to me, as I found the following on the first week in April, 2011;

The weekly ongoing report;  (Update; July, 2013);

Seconed week in December, 2012; 25 articles featured in 14 categories; 2 articles in the AD Top 100 List;
Third week in December, 2012; 29 articles featured; 15 categories; 7 articles listed on the AD Top 100 List.
Last week in December, 2012; 22 articles featured; 12 categories; five articles in the Top 100 List;
First week in January, 2013;  23 articles featured; 11 categories; 6 articles in the Top 100 List;
Second week in January, 2013, 22 articles featured; 12 categories; 5 articles in the Top 100 List;
Third week in January, 2013; 21 articles featured; 13 categories; 4 articles in the Top 100 List;
Fourth week in January, 2013; 20 articles featured; 11 categories; 5 articles in the Top 100 List;
First week in February, 2013; 24 articles featured; 15 categories; 6 articles in the Top 100 List;
Second week in February, 2013; 23 articles featured; 12 categories; 5 articles in the Top 100 List;
Third week in February, 2013; 25 articles featured; 11 categories; 6 articles on the Top 100 List;
Fourth week in February, 2013; 22 articles featured; 10 categories; 6 articles on the Top 100 List;
First week in March, 2013; 26 articles featured; 11 categories; 7 articles in the Top 100 List;
Secone week in March, 2013; 23 Articles featured; 12 categories; 6 articles in the Top 100 List;
Third week in March, 2013; 22 articles feathred; 14 categories; 4 articles in the Top 100 List;

My high number of articles featured in a week; 95;
My low numbers of articles featured in a week; 9;

Website name; humordoctormd
Humor and creaitivty just seem to go together

Website Awards Page;
- Golden Web Award
- Laughter Tour Award
- Miller Entertainment Award
- Good Housekeeping Site of the Day; 2003/2007
- World Wide Web Award - 2007
- RunnerDuck Website of the Week; 2005
- Voted best comedy site; ComedyZone

VIP Appreciation Gallery; This is my tiny way of giving thanks to everyone who has visited my website and my writing site at Authors Den.  In the business of publishing a website or a writing is the visitor/reader who is the most important part of this publishing process.  Therefore, I am grateful for everyone who takes the time to visit my website and my writing site.  Everyone is very much appreciated. 

It doesn't matter what profession or occupation you're in...because to earn an award, or be successful at any must work hard.  And, if you've worked hard all these years, to get to where you can certainly shout it from the roof-tops and 'toot your horn!'

There are probably people who have helped you along the always be grateful to the people who have helped you and gave you that opportunity to show your stuff...and to excell, too. 

I certainly encourage everyone to 'toot their horn,' on celebrating their accomplishments...but I caution everyone not to cross the line into arrogant behavior; being a braggart; or being obnoxious!  Good luck...Jer




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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Congratulations Jerry ! You certainly are tooting yuor horn , but you have plenty of good cause too. It's such a good feeling to know that others are getting something from what one writes! M
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