Monday, February 11, 2013

Will Anyone Read This Blog?

If someone blogs in the woods, and there's no one around to read it, is it still a blog? I've written several blogs, and a few hundred people have checked them out so far. Still, I've been putting a lot of energy into promoting this blog, but today I'm going to see what happens if I don't promote it at all.

I have been clicking on the "stats" button on the page way too often. It gives me information about how many people are checking me out, and so far the numbers are "promising."

I used to have a fairly robust entertainment blog at, and I even made a few hundred bucks from it, but I grew tired of writing about Lindsay Lohan. I now post once a month to fulfill my contract, even though Lindsay does something worth writing about every day...

With this new blog, I am spending more time checking my numbers than actually writing. Dozens of you have been reading this blog everyday. I don't know who most of you are. Then again, perhaps one of you is reading it a dozen times, the stats button won't tell me.

So today, if you like what you've been reading, please post a comment. My goal is to turn this into a writing community, as opposed to a marketing community. I'm going to check the blog just ONCE today, at around six to see how many people actually read it.

I would also appreciate any advice on how to turn this into a real thing. Please post comments on suggestions on how to do so.

Let's take this blog out of the woods.


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  2. (Sorry for the deleted comment. Something weird happened with the formatting!)

    I've been reading your blog from its inception.

    My two biggest pieces of advice are to return comments from readers on the reader's own blog (if applicable) and to give shout-outs to fellow authors and readers alike.

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