Blogging Insights — Dreams Versus Reality

Blogging insightsFor 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…

  1. My aforementioned personal matters had been resolved.
  2. 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.
  3. I missed blogging.
  4. I enjoyed writing and I loved to put my thoughts down “on paper.”
  5. I was looking for something (e.g., writing prompts) that would keep my mind active and sharp, spark my creativity, and trigger my imagination.
  6. 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.

14 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Dreams Versus Reality

  1. relaxitsallwrite November 16, 2020 / 10:38 am

    The moment I discovered you, I was hooked. You are witty, creative, and true to yourself. Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor November 16, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    You have more than tripled my amount of Followers and your stats are amazing. I had this blogger create a pingback to the SLS challenge yesterday and my Malwarebytes software warned me that his site could be potentially hazardous because they detected a Trojan on it, so I told him that I was not going to respond to any more of his posts. did anything like that ever happen to you?

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  3. Melanie B Cee November 16, 2020 / 2:24 pm

    Those might be modest dreams, but they echo what I have for my blog too. Sans the plethora of followers (yet). 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 16, 2020 / 4:12 pm

      Oh, I’m sure I’ll be able to find something to rant about. 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sadje November 16, 2020 / 7:55 pm

    Pragmatic and realistic ambitions. I have somewhat similar hopes.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Marleen November 16, 2020 / 9:58 pm

    It may dawn on Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State for Georgia, as seems to have begun, that he too needs the moral support of sane people who understand his pressing interests — not available from his fellow Republicans (or their right wing horde). I wonder where he will find it, or is finding it to some degree. He seems prepared for such a time as this. He decided to take the Donald, and anyone, on.

    Difficult finding a decent article on this; this’ll do:

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    • Fandango November 16, 2020 / 10:13 pm

      What I can’t believe is how Lindsay Graham, who doesn’t live in or represent Georgia, called Raffensperger and tried to get him to figure out how to not count legitimate ballots. What a POS Graham is.


      • Marleen November 17, 2020 / 9:30 am

        AND Brad and his wife have been receiving threats, including death threats. He’s smart to have shared this information about Lindsay’s horrible soul (my words not his) with a reporter.

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  6. drtanya@saltedcaramel November 16, 2020 / 11:03 pm

    You have FAR exceeded your dreams.
    I read somewhere that thoughts or ideas are just dreams that cannot be realised.
    Since you have been following up your ideas with actions you have managed to achieve more than you dreamed.
    I don’t know if you will agree but that is how I see it.


  7. leigha66 November 22, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    Just a place to put out my thoughts and feelings, to keep my brain from deteriorating and just maybe a chance to help someone else who is struggling to recognize they are NOT alone. I think our dreams run about the same. I never would have imagined a hundred followers and now I am closing in on 1000.

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