In two months I will have been writing this blog for 1 year and I have enjoy every minute of it.
When you blog like I do, to share a specific area of interest, you are always trying to increase readership. Now if this were a commercial enterprise for me, then increasing my readership would be Job One. (Come on, which car company’s slogan was that? If Ford jumped into your head that would be correct.) However, it is not, but still I’m always searching for a way to make this blog a place more and more folks want to view.
There are a lots of ways to do that, none of them huge as far as bringing in the masses and some aren’t inexpensive and others are labor intensive. (Guess which one I do…oh…yeah…cheap and labor intensive…Average Guy….say it!!!!……Average Budget!!) While searching for ideas or processes I could take advantage of, I ran across some helpful hints. One in particular makes sense, namely, keeping the site updated regularly. This suggestion dictated that it be daily, which is really a good idea. However, the method it promoted was to jam the blog with other folks news feeds, articles and automatic updates from outside sources.
I thought about this a bit and I tooled around the web and looked at commercial blogs and forums and I realized that everyone had read this particular tip and employed it. And I thought, I just don’t see the point. The blog is no longer the owners writings, but really just a reorganization of things floating around on the web. Nope, not for me.
I still think keeping up the daily effort is the right way to go, but I can’t do it in that manner.
Although I do pop on videos that I think are cool and maybe a link to a forum or another blog, I’m going to keep the core of this blog full of original material, meaning my own scribblings and occasionally notes from the readership.
The life’s blood of a blog run like I run this one, are comments and readers. So drop me a note, ask a question, or give me a suggestion ( I do requests).
Thanks for reading.