When I first started blogging a few years ago, I went through a series of stages that most authors can appreciate.
Wow, I’m online!
Ok, now what do I say regularly?
This is really easy!
People are actually reading me?
Better check my stats…
Better recheck my stats…
And so it goes. In those early days life was simple and something like blog stats meant a lot to me. I joined a few networks and saw the others as competition.
But, as with many things in life, I just got lazy and didn’t really care about so many of those things. Checking my stats became an afterthought. RSS subscribers- if folks showed up, cool. If not, my quality of life was really not affected all that much. I even tried an experiment when I went on vacation. I watched my traffic while not posting for a week. Guess what? They were nearly identical to when I was posting like a maniac. I realized that my small fish of a blog was in a very big pond. A humble truth was once again realized.
So what’s my outlook today? I blog because I can. I have something very unique to discuss with readers- the spirituality of er..mmm... of anything lol. Very few other folks are talking about it so I know that I’m filling a void.
FootNote ~ RSS subscribers are a handy item for news update but beyond that, and that’s ok.