Well 2020 is almost in the bag (probably destined for landfill).
I will post here on my reflections back across this year just as soon as I can muster enough intestinal fortitude to revisit all that stuff.
Meanwhile, I was wondering if I could bother you for some advice on moving forward with this blog in 2021.
Its funny, but when I sit down to write I pretty much feel I am composing letters to myself (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing writing wise and is probo a very good thing catharsis wise).
I appreciate that I have a few regular commenters (thank you x 1000!) but in these days of bots and marketing followback strategies its hard to know from my analytics just how many real people come back to read this stuff.
With billions of posts and memes and influencers and sell-you-stuff hooks flooding the web every day I oftentimes feel I don’t really have much of value to add to the clutter. Moreover, not being active on social media makes it exceedingly difficult grow my readership anyway.
This is frustrating (and after all I choose not to be on Facebook) not because I envisage I can make any money from this blog, but because I like to write. Having people actually come back for more is:
- some indication that I might be OK at it.
- a dopamine laced encouragement to try to get better at it.
So, basically its an ego thing.
Even so it would be helpful to know what sort of stuff you would like to read about here. And how often.