I made a decision recently to blog more often. The reason was the lack of visits and comments which had almost made me give up the blog. Up until then, I’d blog when I had something definite in mind to blog about but then I noticed that many others blog far more frequently than I do, sometimes several a day. So I decided I would make an effort to blog every day, which may mean you’ll sometimes get little more than rubbish but hey, it’s worth a try.
Is it simply a matter of quantity over quality that gets readers and comments? It’s not for lack of followers as I have around a hundred (approx) so maybe it’s just that I get lost amongst the others who spam the feed with multiple daily posts. Social networking, if blogging can really be labelled as such, is a rather unpredictable thing. There doesn’t appear to be any hard and fast rules to rise up the ladder and get yourself noticed. It’s all a bit hit and miss.
There’s a lot talked about SEO, which as far as I can gather, is a way of manipulating the way your blog appears when people do google searches so that your blog is higher up the list. I know zip about such things as SEO so I won’t be fiddling with that side of things, although I do take care to do the ‘tag’ thing before posting. And I have categories, which I also gather are important. Sometimes I wonder if my blog is visible at all and I’ve thought maybe there’s a button I haven’t clicked yet and no one is seeing my shit at all. That would be so me..!
Writing is what I do. It’s my thing. I find it easier to write a 100,000 word novel than to speak to a group of people face to face for five minutes. Funny then, that I should so often be stuck for an idea to blog about.
On a brighter note, I got $25 today from Smashwords for 1st quarter royalties, which is delightful. I also did another short story for my planned horror anthology which will be released later this year. My Saturday hasn’t been a total washout then.