After reviewing the stats of this blog and comparing those stats against the number of followers on both my blog and personal Facebook pages I can’t help but ask myself the question, “why bother?”
I started sharing my personal insights and experiences because numerous friends (many of whom have no problem commenting on my personal Facebook page) encouraged me to share my thoughts with others. They felt I had something worthwhile to say and for others to hear. It seemed like a good idea at the time and voila, my blog was born.
However, the stats on this blog say something different. The stats say that less than 10% of my Facebook friends take the time to read this blog and based on the names of individuals who actually follow the blog only 2 of the more than 30 people who encouraged me to write the blog actually follow it – either here on the actual site or via the Facebook page.
So, if no one cares what I have to say then why take the time to continue it? I admit there are therapeutic benefits — but the same effect can be achieved offline or likely transferred to another hobby.
More importantly, this has led me to a bigger question. What do other blogs have that this one does not? I’ve checked out A LOT of blogs with hundreds, even thousands of followers…and followers who comment, share additional ideas, spark conversation, etc. on blogs that are absolutely terrible, say absolutely nothing and other than offering a platform for someone to rant about their idiot boss or slutty co-workers they literally serve no purpose. Yet, they maintain a loyal following and win blogging awards.
Perhaps my posts aren’t controversial or provocative enough to encourage a reader to engage? Figuring it out is a futile exercise…apparently one similar to writing this blog.
I’ll give this some additional thought and see what happens. This may be my last post and if it is then I want to thank each of you who chose to read what I’ve had to say. I hope it has in some way either helped you or made you laugh – that’s all I’ve wanted.
So, at least for now, I bid you adieu. Maybe there will be more…maybe it will be different….who knows what will happen. Time will tell.