Writing to the Stats

I can tell Mother Nature doesn’t read my stuff. I specifically ordered sunny with temps in the 60s for the first day of spring. So what are getting, well maybe 50 with overcast skies and a slight chance of a wintry mix this evening. Obviously Mother Nature didn’t pay attention to me. I can’t be too mad at her though, she did deliver some rain at a moment when it was really needed. So she can take a pass on the weather for today.

Anyway, I’ve been doing this now for almost three months. I now marvel at those who’ve been doing this longer and have a fairly extensive body of work built up here. To some degree this is one of the hardest things I’ve done. Trying to not only put thoughts to paper (so to speak), but also hoping that what is written is something that others want to read.

What I’m getting at is this, we all look at our stats don’t we? I admit that I do and it’s turned into a double edged sword. When I first started writing this, I checked and was thrilled when I had a view or two and I’d get overly ecstatic when I got a like. As I wrote more and more I checked more and more. Some things I wrote did better than others, which sometimes led me to question the topic I wrote about that day.

That where the other edge came in. I questioned whether I should scrap my idea of just writing about what I want to in the moment or focus on the topics that seem to get the read the most. Some of those topics are just one offs, I’ve said what I wanted to say about them. Some I do want to touch on again when there is something new for me to say about them.

I figure I’m not the only one to have had this problem. So hopefully someone who has will make a comment on how they got past this.

But, for me, I’m just gonna keep on keeping on. Even if I just write for myself, I’m gonna enjoy it.

 

Originally posted March 20, 2013