And now for something completely different…..
This will be number 9 in my thoughts on blogging……just my thoughts on why we are all here writing about what we have on our minds….my little series I have tried to cover all the aspects of this medium…..please I do not consider myself an expert by any stretch of the imagination…..just totting down the things that I gave from time to time…..
I believe that my readers deserve quality posts….I could write incessantly on all sorts of things but that would not be me…..I have pain issues and some days I do not feel that I can concentrate enough for good posts so when I feel good write a lot and store them in “drafts” so I have a supply of quality posts to choose from n those days.
The amount of visitors is important to all of us……I would love to have 1000+ visitors per day……but I am a realist I will never get that many in a day because I am basically a word of mouth blog……I follow most people that follow me and from time to time I will re-blog something from another blog…..that is if I think my readers will appreciate the content.
And when you get a comment like this one from a reader in the UK…it makes you feel like you are doing something right……
Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this blog.
It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s difficult to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and appearance.
I must say that you’ve done a superb job with this.
In addition, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Internet explorer.
Always nice to have your ego massaged a bit, HUH?
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It is visitors like these that make me feel I am doing something right.
But to some of my fellow bloggers the amount is the most important aspect of writing a blog…..and too many times they will forego substance to get that quantity. They will change location several times in the search for that “magic” spot that will draw all the people that they desire……for me it is counter-productive because I believe that if prospective visitors have to hunt for me then they will just move on….then there are those that join all these blogging sites that promise you the world to get your cash…..and the visitors come but do they stay…..for me a visit is not as important as someone who takes the time to check the site out and even possibly a comment or two…..these people seem to be more concerned with finding people that will agree with their every word not trying to help people understand this complex world we live in……
There are my thoughts on quantity…..
Now let’s talk about quality…..this is what is most important to me……people that are not afraid to voice an opinion or the exchange of ideas…..matters not if we agree only that we are exchanging thoughts…..
Many visitors read a post to reply…..not to try and understand the concept presented. But some read the title and make an assumption and reply which in most cases misses the point or just a try to propagate some misguided belief.
My greatest success in blogging is that I am regularly visited by my 13 yr old granddaughter and we discuss the stuff I write….we do not always agree but she is always open to new ideas and situations…..that my friends is how you spell………S-U-C-C-E-S-S!
Let me say here that none of this applies to everybody…..only my thoughts on what I have experienced in my years of writing a blog…..this is my 10th year…..
Like I have said these are just a few observations I have made over the years….I am by NO means an expert….If I were I would be making money off my writings but I am smarter than that….LOL
Let the weekend begin!