Since I began posting blogs on this site I have touched on subjects such as:
reading books, selling a house, moving house, stories from teaching days, childhood reminiscences, dogs, more dogs, whinges on subjects political and otherwise, kids, pompous opinions (held by me) and simple chatter on various subjects too numerous to mention.
I have tried to write interesting blogs. I have tried to be interested.
As my readership fluctuates between numbers in the teens to over 500 visits per day, I have been attempting to work out which topics and which types of blog writing appeals to readers. My blog visitors are a very quiet lot and the amount of comments I have received over the past couple of years - well, let’s say I could count them on the fingers of one hand!
I really don’t know whether it is the title of the blog entry, the accompanying picture or the actual words or story I have presented that attracts - or turns off - visitors. I am also not sure if the visits are mainly by readers of the blog or visits to my web page. It’s all a mystery. Or is it simply which days some people have time on their hands? Time enough to waste on reading my drivel?
So, as a pathetic plea, can someone (anyone?) please send a little comment or feedback and let me know a good recipe for a readable blog? (Or even just answer my 'hello'?)
Funnily enough, one of my most popular blog entries was one I wrote about Valentine’s Day – and I don’t even like Valentine’s Day. But, was that the reason people read it?
Perhaps I should tell some jokes? Or write a humorous poem? Perhaps a limerick:
There once was a lady in Spain
Who was terribly sick on the train.
Not once – but again
And again and again
And again and again and again.
Love to hear from you.
I choose to comment on social issues and write creatively on a variety of subjects - for a variety of audiences.