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I’m a shitty person. Now I know this to be true but every once in a while it becomes apparent and I say to myself “wow Lynn! You really, really suck!” This was one of those weeks. Here’s how this NON ephiphany came about.
Lately I haven’t been doing much with my blog other than posting. I haven’t been interacting, responding to comments, getting on Twitter … NOTHING. As you can imagine, while my blog numbers have remained steady I have felt sort of out of it. I can start with the excuse of Keely (actually it’s true … it’s entirely her fault) but no matter the reason I’ve been a bit, well lets just say detached.
However, Keely is doing much better and will probably be moving west soon and I decided that I should take stock of my life. What was I going to do? I looked at my blog and realized that hey, perhaps I should attempt to get more readers?
I thought about this for about a minute and realized that I wasn’t going to go the conventional route. After all, I got bored doing that in the first place. So I placed a call to my friend Shelly Kramer to ask her how to get readers without doing any work at all?
The answer: you can’t Lynn. Wait! WHAT???
I explained that I was sort of shitty about reading other blogs (sorry people) and that I was over signing up all over the place and doing link ups and other things. Then she explained that if I didn’t guest post on different sights how would anybody ever get exposed to me and therefore how would I ever get new readers? I HATE WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOGICAL TO ME!! I’m a math person y’all and even I can’t fight logic.
I thought about it for about a minute and thought “nope, I can’t do that.” It’s not that I can’t guest post but I don’t really wanna research where to go and what to do and all that. I realize that if I submitted my stuff to the Huff Post and to BlogHer I could possibly pick up new readers but I know that if I started doing all that crap I’d bore myself to tears and then I’d probably quit.
The mere fact that I’m still posting 5 days/week after 2 years is astonishing to me. I really don’t want to push my luck. I therefore decided to see where people come from anyways and although I get readers from many, many places the past few months most have come from these sites:
So I’d like to take a moment and thank these people and the many others who have included me in their blogrolls. Because of this I do get new readers every day and some of them stick with me.
Shelly said to me “Lynn, imagine how many readers you could get if you really tried?” and I thought about that. I did. I mean, I do tweet my link 3 times a day and put it up on Facebook and send it to Google Plus but I don’t spend more than a few minutes doing all that.
What I do is write new stuff. I write enough to publish 5 days/ week even when I’m traveling so ya know what? That’s gonna have to be good enough.
Meanwhile, thanks to ALL the people; those who I named and others who I didn’t, who send me new readers. I couldn’t do it without you.
And also, about Go Ahead, amuse me. I’ve decided I will continue to put them up as I receive them but I’m no longer going to solicit for new posts. It was a hassle lining them all up.
Thanks to all who stick with me and all who are new. I hope you’ll continue through this transition into Keely being gone and me being an official “empty nester.”