I started my blog back in March of 2009.
It was at the suggestion of my wonderful "Bubb" who impressed upon me the need for an outlet both for my intellect and my creativity. Plus, I secretly think he was hoping if I was writing about stuff, then I wouldn't be constantly bombarding him with it ;-)
When my blog first started, I was averaging 50 readers a day. That was all due to the lovely Brenton over at Aussielicious (link in sidebar) who was gracious enough to promote my (then) new blog.
At it's height, due to advertising and cross linking with other blogs, I was averaging approximately 1500 readers a day.
Now, I average 400-500 a day.
Now, I am not an attention whore. (No - really I am not). Yes I am codependent and needy, but that's just with Bubb. And my blog has never been about a means for external gratification or validation, because the blog has been and always will be an outlet for things of MY interest, not others. It is an expression of me after all.
So I have to ask. Where has everyone gone?
Is it Twitter? Is it Snapchat? Are personal blogs just passé now? Are the only truly trafficked blogs the ones with up to date LGBTQ news; lots of porn; political analysis; and/or celebrity gossip and happenings?
I am keeping this intentionally short because I would like to hear what OTHERS think. ESPECIALLY MY BLOGGER FRIENDS. Sorry for the caps - but I don't want them to miss out on this one.
So let's get this conversation started.
Oh - and whilst the blog is primarily about me and my interests, I want you all to know that if only 5 of you visit for the rest of the blogs life - and it will be here for a long time - I appreciate each and every one of you. I love doing this.
Shalom and blessing to all.