Wow…I can’t recall how long it took me the first time around to grow 100 readers to my blog!
I know when I shuttered my old blog that I was walking away from that seemingly huge number of followers…but, then I realized – how many of those people do I actually interact with? And, maybe it was time to add some new friends to my posse!
In addition, I find that my number of views, with significantly less followers, is already about than 1/4 of what I had every day at my old blog. This means that my readers are loyal, and are truly the ones interacting with me. Numbers are one thing, but knowing you actually have loyal followers is beyond amazing!
I was so self-absorbed at the end of last year into the beginning of this year, I could hardly keep up with my favorite bloggers, let alone comment on their posts. Now I have found the joy in reading again, commenting, and then hoping to open a dialogue with my new and old friends. I also know that I lost readers last year the further into my misery I descended…which ultimately helped me to realize it was just time to stop writing about it.
(Don’t let me fool you, I’m still miserable!)
Part of me wonders, will I gain a different type of following? I haven’t started up the sex stories yet and I know that always attracts (or perhaps also detracts) a certain reading personality. There will be sexy stories to come. That’s my favorite bit.
How long before my crazy antics kick in and we get more of the Prosecco Chronicles?!
I don’t know. This time around I have much less of an intentional place to start. My marriage is almost at and end (oh-thank-fucking-God!), I am not searching for sex every day (though I would like to be having sex every day, don’t get me wrong!) and I am no longer desperate for love (well, maybe a little). It’s just me and my every day life, as boring as that may be.
It took me almost a month just to write the “about” page. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to represent myself. I am still unsure if I like the new header or tag line. I had my old one for two years and it seemed suitable for such a long time, under varying circumstances….what will get me through the next two years?
I sort of wonder what attracts readers to my blog? Why me?
I have fully embraced the journaling/blogging process. For me this is really one of the best platforms to get the jumble of thoughts out of my head and onto paper in a more articulate fashion. I like to keep myself honest so I rarely edit what comes out of my head for an audience. I will give you what’s in my head and heart, good and bad, and often times just not-so-pretty. I love to have your feedback. It doesn’t matter if we agree or disagree or have differing world views, as long as we are kind to one another to share our beliefs I am all for it.
Maybe this is just the long way around to say “Thanks for being here with me. I appreciate you.”
I’m so glad you are on this journey with me.