If we were having coffee I would ask you why do you write your blog?
Is it in the hope that you’ll make your fortune, that someone will actually read and like it, or some other reason?
As I was sitting at coffee this morning I was asking myself these very questions. This was in part because I was surprised that almost no one had viewed my post on Record Store Day. Sipping my flat white, I asked myself why it mattered? Normally I’m not fussed because my blog although public was more an outlet for me to meet a goal I set myself of writing a thousand words a month as I planned for “What’s Next” . I worked out early that there was no fortune to be made with www.browney237.com!
As I reflected on this, I realised that my post on Record Store Day had been written from a different perspective to many of my other posts. It was about me writing about a life experience and I wanted to share it, and apparently more than other posts.
Put simply, for me going into a Record Store and flicking through records and now CDs is something that I have cherished for the best part of 50 years and I was disappointed that so few people had read of my experience.
It was such an odd feeling to be disappointed as it is not the first time one of my posts has “bombed” and I am sure it won’t be the last. On the other hand there are others that I’ve written that have had many views – I wondered what made posts more popular than others?
If we were having coffee, I would be asking you about your blog experiences.
Do some posts matter more to you than others?
Why do you think some posts are more popular than others?
Does readership matter to you? If it does, what have been the secret of your successes? I’d ask you, about posts you thought would hit the spot and didn’t and how you felt?
I know there are far more important matters than these but if we were having coffee I’d love to hear about your experiences with blogging.