Blogsistential Crisis

I’ve been in the blogging world for a while. My blog was created in 2008. I didn’t understand the process of blogging back then. I still don’t think I get it.

The age-old question is probably: what does it take to get an audience? How do I make sure my content is reaching actual people?

I don’t know. My blog is centred around reading and writing. Yet, until I started sharing photography, the number of visitors to this blog was woefully low. I admit, that may have had something to do with my irregular posting as well.

But even since I’ve been posting regularly, acknowledgement that someone out there is reading these words is hard to come by. There will be rare posts (about coffee or things to do when you’re bored) that surely reach real people. But other pieces that I’m equally proud of, and would like thoughts on, remain unnoticed.

I really, really appreciate every single person who takes a moment to like, comment or to just take a look at my work, whether it’s my writing or photography.

But my main interest is writing, and I feel like it’s very difficult to get exposure for creative writing in this blog-eat-blog world (I hope people get that pun. I’m not very witty). I know it takes years to build up an audience. But I’ve seen exceptions, and I wonder how people gain such a wide audience from so early on.

Don’t get me wrong: I don’t do this for the likes or comments. I love writing. It’s just nice to know that somewhere, someone is actually reading what I write. All I can hope is that over time, my words will reach more people. Thank you to those who have already given my writing your time. And I hope to keep seeing you around!

Before I end this post, let me ask you:

How did you come across my blog? What did you like/dislike, how do you think I can improve? What do you think about blogging in general? Let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts.


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