Which is more important – blogging or life?
I used to post at least twice a week, sometimes more if those burning ideas came to me. At that time, I had a good 9-to-5 job with enough down time that I could jot ideas onto sticky notes, or (if the boss was away) maybe even upload a post.
But apparently God is against me these days. The closet desk at my new job is open to view by anyone walking by and has a gigantic computer monitor, so no way would I attempt accessing WordPress at work. Even if I had any down time. Which I don’t. I’m lucky just to get a lunch hour.
Consequently, I’m limited to weekend posting.
Hence the subject of today’s post —
My stats have dropped dramatically. Some days I don’t even get double-digit views. (Yet, my follower number continues to climb – that discrepancy is something I haven’t been able to figure out.)
I know readers have busy lives of their own, and I know that the minute the published-post frequency declines, WordPress stops highlighting a blogger in the Reader. Very new, baby bloggers are highlighted, presumably as a way to push them out into the blogosphere – and extremely well-established and prolific bloggers are highlighted, presumably as a way to suck up (well, except for really huge bloggers like Opinionated Man– his readership is so big that the WordPress deities are afraid of him).
But those of us in the middle? Just like being middle income in the good old USA, we are the forgotten class.
At least, that’s my opinion, and I’m sticking with it.
So, where is anyone? Don’t you all love me any more? Aren’t you all sitting eagerly by your computers just waiting for my Saturday or Sunday post? Why am I here, if not to entertain you?
(Oh, lordy – Not CM, get out of my head and off my computer!)
Part of my recent publication dirth is caused by my inability to go out and take photos to go with posts, and I must have photos with my posts. Before-work photography is not an option, lunch time is spent running home to let Puppy Cody out and cram some cheese and deli turkey into my mouth, and after work, there are just too many other duties. Never mind, that it’s starting to get dark earlier now.
Weekend photography is all that’s left. Some weekends. however, are filled with unexpected events that preclude photo shoots.
But no more excuses. I intend to start making every effort to somehow come up with ideas and photos (even if I have to go back to borrowing pictures from other photographers).
I will get my readers back.
Now, I just need some ideas. Anyone got some they can send my way? What would you like me to write about?
Anyone want to guest post for me? Just send me an email. I love my guest posters.
(and now I’m all worn out again – this blogging thing is soooo hard!)
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