It’s been a month of DAILY blogging and I really don’t know if anyone is still reading. I want to retract that. I KNOW people are reading, I just wish there was more interaction. Sure, I get “statistic” reports on how many “hits” my blog gets. These stats sometimes show the “links” from other blog sites but they NEVER show who is actually reading. My average daily hits are around 45 to 50 with my record day being 150 hits toward the end of January (I think it was a heavy snow day with tons of snowbound people who had nothing better to do than be on the computer). These statistics are just that… statistics.
I read on another blog that there are what are called “ghost readers.” I’ve also heard to them referred to as “lurkers.” Folks who read but don’t comment, rate or subscribe for fear of someone finding out that they’re reading. I would say that’s like masturbating with gloves. You’re THERE, but you’re not really THERE (probably not the BEST analogy, because I have known friends that actually LIKE the gloves thing).
My biggest fear is that someone reads my blog ONCE, thinks its garbage and never gives it a try again. Wait… my biggest fear is that I’m OVER-posting and people are getting tired and bored of my random quips. WAIT… my biggest fear is that I’ve offended someone with some sexual preference scenario or curse word… sigh… I have many fears.
I’ve been out in many public scenarios in the past month and have had folks make comments to me about reading my blog. I have a few groupies who I’m hoping want to have a hot threeway with Daryl and me (you know who you are), and I even had someone say I was “wicked” and of course there’s my oldest daughter, Ashley, who I’m STILL not sure if she’s embarrassed (note her NAME in the Blog) or proud of her “technologically astute” Dad who has an iphone AND a daily blog.
I’m wondering if after a month of typing daily, my blogging has become less of a personal therapy and more of some sick egotistical commitment. Have I felt compelled to continue to write about mundane aspects of my life and the lives of those around me just so I can check my blog stats graph? Is what I have to say even relevant or just rant?
I LOVE the writing. I LOVE putting it out there in a very public way. I LOVE being able to TRY to put daily issues in an honest perspective for myself. I attempt to give you an image if that’s possible. I wish there were more interaction, more commenting and more rating. I would LOVE some critique! Thanks again for reading!