I’ve made an important decision in the life of my blog. I’ve decided to stop paying attention to the statistics page. This is because all I get from looking at the stats is a feeling of discouragement. It tells me that, on a typical day, I might have 8 people who have stopped by my blog. Sure, there have been anomalous instances where I’ll have over 30 visitors. But those days are few and far between.
The discouragement is real. Honestly, I quit writing on my old blog in favor of this one because I was informed that the WordPress community was larger and I would experience more traffic than I did with Blogger. So far, I haven’t experienced that. Maybe I’m not doing it right. Maybe if I were posting as often as I once did on Carp Dime, I’d be enjoying larger numbers of readers and commenters.What it comes down to is this: Am I writing because I enjoy writing? Or am I writing because I want people to read what I’ve written?
I’m nearly five months into this WordPress experience. Should I put an end to this little experiment and go back to a place where I knew where my followers were coming from? Or should I stick it out, give it more time? After all, I gave the last blog 10 years of my life and still never broke a hundred followers. Or is blogging just a thing of the past now? Have I grown past it? It’s not like I have another outlet for my thoughts at this point and I don’t fancy just bottling everything up.