I do this blogging thing for a couple of reasons. One, I like to write. It is a good outlet for me since I can’t paint or draw and I fancy myself a creative person. I don’t think that I am a particularly good writer but I do enjoy the process and occasionally I put together a sentence or two that even I am proud of. Second, ego, I like getting feedback, either praise or scorn, it doesn’t really matter. I like being read. It validates the time, energy and effort I put into crafting these post.
So here is the thing, over the last couple of weeks or so my daily “views” have gone from highs of 170 and 150 to 80’s and 60’s and now over the last couple of days to the 50 and 30 range. Now hear me out before you start giving me a load of shit about how you would be happy with those kind of views, or that if I am blogging for “numbers” I am doing it for all the wrong reasons (remember I shared my reasons). I am simply wondering why. Has my writing changed? Have my topics changed? Am I promising one thing and delivering another? Or maybe my topics haven’t changed enough, if you have read one of my post you have read them all. Do I post too much, absences makes the heart grow fonder? Are they too long, beyond the attention span of the average person? Or can I chalk it up to the season? Summer time, vacations, busy with the kids, having fun outdoors? Remember I am new to this, less than four months. All you pro’s out there who have been blogging for years know the ups and downs, share some of that wisdom with a needy blogger.
I make no bones about it, the feedback, the views keep me going. It creates a flow of thought and ideas that excite me to put something together, something that you might enjoy reading, something that makes you think or maybe even pisses you off. I am shallow like that, remember point two-ego.
If you have a thought or an opinion on why my views have dropped I would love to hear it. If you have personally moved on to bigger and brighter bloggers or maybe my “newness” has worn off and you just don’t want to hurt my feelings by clicking the unfollow button, I would love to know that too. What do you think, to quote the Clash “Should I stay or should I go”?
“I think blogging is a muscle that most people wear out.” – Warren Ellis