Friday, May 27, 2011

What to Do When No One's Reading Your Blog Anymore

This is a question it appears I need to face.  The drama, such as it is, has gone out of this blog, as my long march toward getting an agent fizzled out at trail's end.  I wonder how many of my followers are even following me.  I don't blame you.  I post irregularly and eclectically and...well, uninterestingly?  Maybe I should just give it up.

In the meantime, I'm stealing this link on formatting your manuscript in the age of e-readers from Sierra Godfrey's deservedly well-read blog just in case a couple of you stop by here who aren't regular readers of Sierra.

11 comments:

  1. Lookit. There is no way to know we're not reading. Do you have Google Analytics? Can you tell whether people are reading but not commenting? Sheesh. We're reading. You're just as dramatic as you always were, I promise you.

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  2. Also, if you take off the word verification from the comments and it'll be easier for everyone to comment.....:)

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  3. I still read!! Blogger is just really persnickety with me about comments. 9 times out of 10, it refuses to believe that I'm who I say I am, and it won't post my comment. I'm going to try this again, and maybe this will be one of thoese 10% golden times...

    I'm always thrilled when I see a new post from you.

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  4. I still read. And enjoy when you post.

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  5. Yeah, but what do you do if no one's ever read your blog? lol

    I still read ya.

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  6. Travener! Every time you post to your blog a fairy gets its wings! You can't quit now. Just widen your scope.

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  7. I'm still checking in. Didn't comment on the last one. I'll be more diligent. You have to keep going. You're like a literary Cosmo Kramer trying to see how far the car can go with refilling.

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  8. Did you know that I always read your posts? Do I always comment? Probably not. You know how it goes....if you try to keep up with all of this, it will drive you crazier than querying does. Thanks for the link. Now I want to know about the new novel you're working on. Mine is a messy affair of rural trouble. Despite what Oscar Wilde said, there are a lot of temptations in the country. Keep going Litowski. You are like a literary bookend.

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  9. It's not the quantity, it's the quality. And I'm one quality reader. As is everyone else here. My commenting has been affected by my newest family member and the demands he places on me.

    BUT! If you're tired of doing the blog, take a break. I know a lot of people just hang a sign on their blog and leave it to fend for itself for awhile. No shame in it. Come back when you're ready,

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  10. I'm a quality reader, too! But I agree with KLM, if your heart's not in it, it's okay to take a break. Just let us know when you'll be back :)

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