My blog that is. :)
Now that I have your attention, I really do need your help. I'm in a quandry over what to do with my blog. I know that I have quite a few folks signed up as followers, the number goes up and then it goes down, but I don't know if there are many that truly follow. It really doesn't show by the number of comments. And if I see that Follower number go down, I start wondering why. Did I offend someone? Did they decide my blog wasn't worth following? I try to tell myself they were just trying to simplfy their life by eliminating distractions. But I'm still full of doubts and questions.
I make maintaining my blog such a hassle for myself because I'm such a perfectionist. My husband has another title for me; OCD. I admit, I can obsess over even the little things. Especially the little things! Thus, I sometimes will spend 2-3 hours making one post. Then other times, I make a post in less than ten minutes. And usually the ten minute post is more me. I often feel guilty if I go a while between posts. Or maybe I'm more scared if I have a long break. Scared I'll lose a Follower. Again, I'm thinking of those followers. I keep trying to remind myself that I started the blog for me, not so that I would have followers.
Because of all of the above, I'm rethinking my blog and asking myself questions while trying to sort it out.
- Hide my blog from the world and keep it privately just for me?
- Take away the Followers option so that I won't even see the number?
- End the blog completely?
Here's my plan right now based on feedback from all of you:
- Plan A: If a few faithful readers want me to keep it up, I will do so, but with a few minor changes (for me :).
- Plan B: If no one is really reading my blog, or cares if it disappears, I will just keep it as my own private online journal.
While making my final decision, I will keep in mind these words of the late, wise Mr Fred Rogers:
You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you have to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.
Thanks for your help!