Don’t get me wrong I blinking love blogging but there are times when it’s as if I am bashing my head against a brick wall. I’ve worked hard over the past year or so to build my readership, gain social media following and generally improve my statistics through a number of ways and means but at the end of the day what do figures even matter?
I never set out to write a blog for followers, figures or fame. I first began blogging purely and simply as a way in which to express my thoughts and feelings never really expecting anyone other than family and friends ever to stumble across my work.
For some reason or other once a blogger actually becomes ‘a blogger’ it suddenly seems to shift from writing for pleasure to farting around for followers. Why is blogging so flipping competitive I’ll never really understand it but one things for sure, the more blogs that I read these days the more I’m beginning to question how much of their writing is based upon reality.
I cannot be bothered with the facts or figures in all honesty, I’ve never been into numbers nor have I ever wished for fame. I simply write to release my thoughts and feelings into the blogosphere for personal pleasure, nothing less nothing more. I couldn’t really give a toss how far up the Tots scale I may be, how much of a ‘Klout’ I may or may not have scored or for that matter when Moz fancies shifting my DA or PA up a notch or two. For any non-blogging peeps reading the above wondering what the flying flip a Klout, PA, DA or Moz score may be I wouldn’t bother yourself wasting time finding out as it means sweet F-A all in the grand scheme of things even for me as a ‘blogger’!
I’m so fed up of the comparative nature of blogging, the race for readers and the so-called blogger ranking systems which demoralise most writers which at the end of day is what bloggers are. Sure they may have their own YouTube channels, social media accounts and whatever else they’ve signed up to but looking at the bigger picture bloggers are essentially writers who chose to share their work online.
It is for these reasons that I’m debating whether to bother continuing my series, linkies and such like. Is there any point wasting my time creating weekly posts which are barely read? I think not!
I would like to know though what exactly it is that you, my ‘followers’ enjoy reading? I have a feeling it may well be those ranty, venting, attitude filled posts which I often re-read at a later date and find myself cringing at. Either way, give me a clue as I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve lost my way as a blogger or even whether I should blog at all.
Comments and such like are welcome either below this post, through my many social media channels or of course through email.