I know for a fact that it’s a dumb question. I care about my blog, and that’s all that really matters.
But I get the feeling it’s a question a lot of people ask. What do you have to do to feel important? To be noticed, to be read. I know my thoughts are interesting, but does anyone else know that?
I know that seems silly, because it is.
At the end of the day, who cares, for the vast majority of people, this is a hobby, one they’ll probably eventually stop, and there isn’t anything wrong with that.
The fact of the matter is, we’re writers, we may not be paid to write, but we are publishing content that is just as important as a best selling novel. I really mean that. Not everything has to be noticed to mean something.
There are ways though, to try and ‘beat the trend’. Tags are your friend, use them. Social media is something to invest in. Be active in updating your blog.
Yet, if this is just a hobby, don’t stress.
This really could be its own job. You have to be your own marketing team, manager, writer, graphic design artist, ect. Each one on their own is a job. So don’t feel bad, if you’re not doing that.
You can get bogged down in all that stuff. If this is a hobby, just focus on your website. Unfortunately the internet isn’t what it was. Everyone used to have their own website, now people have a Facebook page. The internet changed, it most likely will again. It’s such a changing environment, I don’t see the internet of today staying the way it is forever.
If you look at your stats sheet and you feel discouraged, don’t. That’s not what matters, all that matters, is that you did something.
Failure is never in trying, it’s the absence of action, then you’ve truly lost.