AKA You’re Probably Not Reading This and That’s Okay
“How many people read your blog?” my friend asked.
“I don’t know,” I replied, before adding silently, “Very few.”
Look, I know blogging feels like a futile waste of time. I know Google discontinued its RSS reader and dumps most RSS feeds into gmail folders. I know Facebook has jiggered it’s algorithm to encourage pay to play.
And yet, here I am, blogging once a week. Why?
Because I have thoughts that I want to share, and because I believe in the Field of Dreams model of ‘build it and they will come’.
See, one of the major rules in playing a long game is patience. You have to accept the fact that you could be slogging away at a project for a very long time before you receive any kind of external reward. Discouraging, I know, but no one flounders in the void forever. Eventually, you obtain some kind of result. The key is not to give up before that happens.
Now, will that result be good or bad? I don’t know. I can’t predict blog traffic any more than I can predict whether The In Crowd will sell to a major publisher. What I do know is that I won’t achieve any results if I quit too soon. Which, if statistics bear out, could take a couple years.
So if you’re reading this, thanks for being part of my mini audience. I’ll be sure to talk to you again soon.
Until then, have a great day.