For this week’s Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya wants to know…
What are your “dreams” regarding your blog?
I started this blog, “This, That, and the Other,” in May 2017. This is my fifth blog since I first started blogging in 2005. In April 2015 I abruptly stopped blogging because I had some personal matters￼ to deal with that required my undivided attention. When I returned to blogging after a two-year hiatus, I did so because…
- My aforementioned personal matters had been resolved.
- I had retired five months earlier and without my job to keep me occupied, my wife told me I needed a hobby so that I would stop following her around the house like a little puppy.
- I missed blogging.
- I enjoyed writing and I loved to put my thoughts down “on paper.”
- I was looking for something (e.g., writing prompts) that would keep my mind active and sharp, spark my creativity, and trigger my imagination.
- My friends and family members weren’t that interested in hearing my constant whining and ranting about Donald Trump and his GOP sycophants, so I needed some way to vent.
I am a pragmatist, so even from the beginning of my first blog 15 years ago, I had no expectations of making money or becoming rich and famous through blogging. My “dreams” for my blog were modest. I would endeavor to write interesting, engaging, witty, and imaginative posts and hope that some of them might resonate with other bloggers.
Now, with almost 3,800 followers, and an average number of daily views (so far this month) of 650 from 220 daily visitors, my “dreams” for my blog have been exceeded.
Going forward, my hope is that I can continue to post regularly and offer content that entertains and engages other bloggers enough that they keep coming back to read, like, and comment on my posts.
I told you my dreams for my blog are modest.