Iâ€™m back to blogging, and enjoying itâ€¦except for one thing, NOBODYâ€™S reading this!
Okay, Iâ€™m exaggerating (as I have a tendency to do).Â Deneen, my wonderfully supportive and amazing editor, is reading some of it, and also commenting, and others have been coming to this siteâ€”I know, because the counter tells me soâ€”but if they are reading, they arenâ€™t moved enough to comment.Â Blogging has almost become like journalling, or 750 Words: writing I do for me.Â As much as I like writing just for myself, thatâ€™s NOT what I want here!Â I want feedback!Â I want interaction!Â I want CONTACT!
And, yes, Iâ€™m being needy again, but I AM needy, and thatâ€™s the fact of it!
The big questions are:Â 1)Why arenâ€™t people responding to this blog? and 2)What can I do to get them to respond?Â And if I knew that, I guess I would have nothing to write for this weekâ€¦
Are my mental wanderings too personal and Julie-specific for anyone else to bother?Â Am I THAT self-involved?Â What else can I write about besides what I know and what I feel deeply?
Do I simply not know how to draw in an audience?Â Or is it that I donâ€™t engage my audience?
Or (GULP!!!), is what I write BORING???Â THAT would be a huge blow to me both personally and professionally!
Maybe itâ€™s the fact that I started this blog so many times and then didnâ€™t follow through with it after a couple postingsâ€¦?
Writing is most often a solitary pursuitâ€”but oh-so-amazing when shared with the right co-writer!Â Blogging is supposed to be SOCIAL writing, so there are supposed to be other participants besides the blogger.Â Right?
And I have to admit that Iâ€™m not a big blog reader and commenter myself, not even with the blogs of my Shared Words colleagues, so I donâ€™t suppose I have any room to complain.
So, readers out there in cyber-space, let me appeal to you once again, PLEASE let me know youâ€™re dropping by!Â Feel free to ask questions and to offer comments, critiques, suggestions.Â Iâ€™m here, and Iâ€™m going to keep being here, whether anyone comments or not, but it would certainly be more helpful and satisfying to me if we could get a little conversation going.
Until next timeâ€¦