Writing is hard work. All of you already know that. It’s even harder when there is no deadline at the end of the project like with this blog.
I’ve created my own self-imposed deadlines. I post every Wednesday and Sunday. I often wonder what would happen if I just missed a day. But I already know the answer. It wouldn’t be long before I stopped writing the blog. And I don’t want to do that. At least not as long as I’m receiving comments from followers who say they are enjoying it and are learning something.
Today is one of those days, though, where I didn’t have the energy for lots of research. I wanted to get a blog up so I started exploring what I had previously written. And then it hit me: write about the blog.
This will be my 253rd blog post! There are almost as many comments. I have more than 100 subscribers, which does not include those of you who receive it in RSS feeds. To date, I’ve had close to 10,000 views.
I still remember my first post and wondering if anyone would read it. I love the baseball movie, Field of Dreams. There is a line in it where Iowa corn farmer Ray Kinsella, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. “If you build it, they will come.”
I wasn’t sure the same would hold true of the blog. Thanks to each of you, though, I’m seeing growth. My average monthly views has grown from less than 100 to more than 400.
As with anything, if I’m going to succeed at this, I need to put time into it. I brainstormed topics today (hence, the late-day post), and next weekend I’ll dedicate to researching and writing. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for topics, let me know.
Thanks for reading!
4 thoughts on “Blog Growth Continues”
I enjoy learning from you as I sit out here in my Iowa cornfields. And thank goodness for email–I’m amazed at how people who know something I need are glad to send me emails! And I can sit here and find lots of information on the internet.
I look forward to a blog on researching.
And some day why don’t you remind us of all the women who broke the glass ceilings for us. I came along just as that was happening I always appreciate what they did for us and like to think I did my bit 50 years ago to keep the ceiling from falling back down..
Mary Lou, I have no doubt you kept that glass ceiling from falling back down and I, for one, am grateful! Great topic suggestion, along with researching. I’ll see what I can deliver.
Cynthia, congratulations on your success! Hey, I do have a suggestion for a blog–actually several suggestions. As you know, I love etiquette. This week I was thinking about some etiquette rules for conference calls (like identifying yourself), video calls (like waving), and conferences (like taping). I’d love to have your take on stuff like this!
Great suggestion Bonnie. I’ve added it to my ideas list. I’ve got some takes on it, but also want to research the topic. Stay tuned.