Something good happened, but I am not sure what

Less than a month ago I had posted that Missionary Talks had its 4000th download/listen. That was an increase of 1000 from the previous 2 weeks. Since I did not want to seem too excited about it, when I hit 5000 downloads, I did not shout it from the rooftops. Well, yesterday we went over 7000! That is just under 1000 per week for the last 4 weeks.

All of this was helped by something strange that happened this weekend. I am still a bit baffled about what caused it. I assume some big podcast played my promo or said something about me. But I have not heard anything from them to know who or what happened.

My normal daily downloads have settled into a nice 80 per day. That is after the spike it took a few weeks back to 100 per day because someone promoted my show. I was swimming along at 80 a day and am very pleased with that. Then Saturday hit. I got 324 downloads that day! That was quite exciting to see to say the least. But, it was nothing in comparison to Sunday…859!

Monday was back to normal as has been the rest of this week.

I was a bit skeptical thinking that it must just be some search engine that is cataloging my show. But it would mean about 50 downloaders taking every show to make that number happen. I don’t think it was a robot doing it. It must have been real people (though bots could account for some of it). Then today I got nice confirmation of that. I uploaded my new show this morning and already have more downloads through the RSS feed than I normally have had for any show its first week in the feed. That makes me think that I have picked up a boatload of subscribers through the event this weekend. Whatever it was.

Anyway, we are now over 7200 downloads and growing. That is just exciting to me. Since I am thrilled to get my content out there for people to hear.

If you have not heard Missionary Talks, it is nothing like the podcast here. The My Thought Spot podcast is all about me being me. Also, it honestly is a thinly veiled attempt to promote Missionary Talks. Whether people listen to MTS (My Thought Spot) is not that important to me. I am doing it for fun. But, Missionary Talks is where I am putting out content that I think can be a great help to people and promote my calling.


If anyone knows why I might have gotten such a big boost this weekend, please let me know. I am curious.

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