Most people who read blogs, especially the one classified as personal have their summer from June 20th to September 20th. Or it could be the 21st depending on the year. (I never could figure out the math of the calendar year. I’ve just accepted it no matter what the change or lack of was.) Summer is when many people take their vacations/ holidays and just take life a little easier all the way around. Because of this, the lack of activity on my blog during these months doesn’t get me riled up. On the contrary, I take advantage of it and get quite lazy.
The 23rd of September is just around the bend now. I don’t need a calendar to tell me either. I can feel it coming on. My head is starting to spin with ideas for posts; I’m taking the time to make comments in more of the blogs I read; I just changed the design AND the URL of my site. Yep, I’m gearing up for the Autumn season on the blogosphere.
With this change of the seasons, I’m hoping to see more visitors/readers at my blog. Though I’m thinking the hope is irrational. Despite my ill-found desire, I still want more readers. What blogger doesn’t want this?
Would you help me in a foolhardy endeavor? I want to try to get more followers. Simple enough, right? One strategy I’m told that works is to hit the social media sites more. That’s all well and good if you don’t have any other irons in the fire of your life and, therefore, have the time for sitting at one site for hours. Sorry, but there’s other things that need my attention. Below is a link (opens a new window or tab depending on how you have your browser set up) leading to a questionnaire/poll. I’m hoping I can learn more about the audience I attract and the readers I want. Please indulge me and fill it out for me.
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write. – Somerset Maugham