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Where are all my visitors?

It’s been nine days since my last post. A big disappointment for me personally as I challenged myself earlier in the year to keep writing – regularly. It all started with the 10 Days to a Better Blog! challenge courtesy of John Saddington at Desk.pm.

The usual things have been getting in the way; work, family, exercising, blah, blah, blah. Insert your own excuse here ________.

At least, that’s what I thought…

Upon further reflection and being completely honest with myself, I realized the reason I have slowed down is because I just haven’t been getting the visitors I used to get. Subconsciously, I probably thought “Hmm… I’ll show them, I’ll stop writing.”

I’ve become a slave to the “graph”…

Very early on I promised myself that I wouldn’t become distracted by the numbers. I’ll just have to keep posting regularly, remembering that I’m doing this for myself more than anything else. A place to practise writing, hone my skills or maybe just find out that this form of expression is not for me.

One thing is for sure… I’m not ready to give up yet.

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8 Comments

  1. My suggestion, don’t give up. Keep writing down your thoughts, people will come. But, then again, I’m knew to the blog scene so what do I know? I do check to see if you have new posts.. Just saying. 😛

      1. That is much easier said than done. I’m new to this and I am constantly looking at the numbers trying to figure how how to make them better. I need followers too, but this is all new to me! Haha…

  2. Hang in there fellow Desk blogger! I had to remind myself to write for me, and not for the numbers several times this year. I don’t think my numbers have gone up any significant amount, but I’m happy that my depth of writing has improved a little, and I’m getting more thoughts out of my head that were stuck earlier. 8^D

  3. I completely understand this, being distracted by numbers and traffic. I guess it’s just difficult to write without an audience. Writing has two purposes: to be written and to be read, and if it’s not read, then it doesn’t FEEL like there’s much point to it. But as long as you feel the purpose of it, as long as you get what you want out of it, then you’re successful. Keep at it! 🙂

    1. I’ve never heard it put that way before… the whole two purposes thing. Keeping at it is key, whatever the outcome. Thanks for the comment!

  4. For years I wrote avidly on a daily basis. As time went on the “excuses” got in the way too. My mindset however was focused towards me, I post for myself and nobody else. If someone happens to read it and like it, cool.

    1. My philosophy has been the same from the start but those numbers still distracted me. Same for my YouTube channel. I get a chuckle looking back in what uv read or posted on YouTube so it served a purpose… made me laugh.

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