Friday, May 11, 2012
It's time for some self pity. I know, self pity is so rare on my blog, right? ;-)
So my last four posts have had minimal hits and no comments. I've been more active than usual due to my attempt at doing the A to Z Challenge for the first time. I know, I'm still doing the challenge and it's May (technically you have to do it all in one month, April), but does that really make a difference? Are you all mad at me for bleeding over into May?!
Last July, I was in a posting slump and lamented my inability to post due to heavy pressure from adult responsibility. I considered myself a "voice from the void." Over the last month I've been on what I would consider, for me, a posting "binge." I wanted to test myself and got into the A to Z Challenge for the first time.
But despite my recent increased effort to post more often, my hits have gone down. And before you start telling me that "you need to read and comment on other blogs and join other blogs to get more readers," I've been doing a lot of that lately.
In the last couple days I've even added two more followers, bringing my total to 90. So I'm scratching my head here.
I know the blogosphere is a fickle b*tch, but come on!
Ok, I know I sound like a whiner, but I miss hearing from people, both the long-time followers and the new people who just pop in and out sometimes.
I guess we're all just busy at the moment. Or, the sad-sack part of me wonders, is it something more? Is it perhaps people are just not into my blog anymore? If so, that's my fault, for not putting up substantive posts. At least, that's a possibility.
So here I am, shouting into the void. Is there anybody out there? I believe many others have felt this way. Did ChicagoWiz feel this before he left the community? Tim over at The Other Side blog has posted about the demise of some of our fellows.
Sorry for the melodrama. I don't mean to seem like I'm begging for attention. It just gets lonely out here sometimes!