*Note- I actually wrote this 9 days ago. In a moment of self doubt. I considered just trashing it, but I decided to post this anyways*
I used to finish each post with the same blurb about if the reader liked it to please follow the blog.
I stopped doing that because no matter how much I thought ‘this is it! This is the one that’s going to connect on a level that’s going to compel them to hit that follow button’ it just wasn’t happening.
So I stopped adding it. Partially because I think I forgot to, partially because I’m lazy and partially because my mindset became ‘why bother’. I know that’s not the best attitude to take, but I started walking down that dark path.
I have read some other bloggers write about this same issue, I think it is a universal struggle for anyone who feels the urge to share. Sometimes you write that one post that you feel is ‘the one’ and nada.
Nothing, barely any traffic. Not a like to be found.
Is it ego? I am certain a portion of it is. Is it pride? Again I am sure that has something to do with it. But then you have to take a look at yourself and ask ‘what am I writing for?’ am I doing this for likes? I know this is more for the future than the present. This is for our little guy and if I can have a few people jump on and enjoy the ride while it is happening all the much better.
However (isn’t there always a however?), I am human and experience a tinge of jealousy when I see some of the numbers on other blogs I read. I will draft a post on some of my favorite blogs in the future, but there are some really impressive numbers in a relatively short period of time. But that’s when I have to remind myself that I’m doing it for me and the little guy, not follows and likes.