Does Anyone Care About My Blog?

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.

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6 comments

  1. Paul Bowler · December 16

    I totally agree. Blogging is meant to be fun and a nice hobby, to do as you choose. WordPress and using the reader to comment on other peoples blogs is also a great little community, and the main reason I blog TBH. Its much more interactive and fun than any other form of social media. Blogging led to me writing on other sites as well, so it can lead to more things if you choose to do so.

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  2. LightningEllen · December 16

    Blogging should always be fun! Take that from someone who regrets deleting her old blog this year 🙂

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  3. vampirefilmreviews · December 19

    This goes for a lot of things, I assume. They say the same about podcasting, or having a Youtube channel. Do it because you enjoy it. If you are doing it because you are looking for record download numbers, or views, or subscriptions, or however Youtube works… then you are in for a disappointment.

    But reading your article and the comments made me wonder… WordPress is sending out ever growing numbers of increasingly aggressive emails (meant to get you into a “plan”) that incessantly tell you about SEO, about what to do to “increase your readership”, etc., etc. I am wondering if this might turn newcomers off blogging because they feel they are doing something wrong because WordPress keeps telling them they should have a lot of readers but they don’t.

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    • rentedtitan · December 23

      I think it’s dangerous to try and judge your own blog by views or popularity. If that becomes the sole purpose and you aren’t getting popular, it’ll turn you of blogging completely.

      Thanks for your comment. I think readership may come, but if it doesn’t, at least I’m writing! 🙂

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