Many of us are tempted to start a blog of our own since plenty of the blog platforms are available and many are free.
I have two questions.
Have a hearty laugh at these idiotic questions.
1. Have we at any time considered how many readers are worthy of our posts?
2. How many posts are worthy of our readers time?
There are more than 500 million blogs at this moment and it is said more than 4 million blog posts are published every day.
What is The reason to start our journey in the blogosphere?
What is the reason that motivates us to venture into the blogosphere?
Each person (which includes me) comes out with his/ her explanation.
But what is that we are eager to convey?
Who is willing to take our Gem (claimed by us) or Crap (described so by some readers)?
How we are so sure that our Gem 💎 is going to be helpful or Crap 💩 is sure to irritate the readers?
You may question, in turn, and say that what for those like button, Follow button, Comment buttons etc… are there? Probably these buttons can give some hints…..
Do you believe the statistics?
My friend likes and follows are nothing but a ‘feel-good factor. It’s your dopamine sadly.
What are the criteria by which we are satisfied?
- By the number of likes? ( In these days of Bots….you can imagine the sincerity ) or
- By the number of followers? ( some follow being polite may follow out of courtesy, some have ‘you follow-I follow policy‘….give & take, and of course- genuine followers, some follow with the hope …to be followed in return)
- By the number of comments? ( again one is aware of spamming, bots, or comments made just to grab attention….)
- By the money raised via advertisement? ( it depends on the blogger’s charm)
- By the sheer number of blogger awards that we are excited about? (anybody can award to anybody & you too can start a blogger award in your lovely name and can select your readers to bestow the award)
At any time did you think that most of our posts are not worthy of the reader’s valuable time?
Everything is available on the Internet!
Still, we want to blog……and expect and hope for more viewership and make some bucks if possible.
So what is that extra special stuff we/you are going to provide to our readers that is unavailable on the Internet?
This is a million-dollar question.
Many said they get that unexplainable but pleasurable ‘kick’ in despite knowing well that the ‘statistics’ page brings down the effect of this kick’.
And still, people read your blogs?
The trends are changing.
People have less patience these days and less tolerance for any gibberish.
Scrolling the blog article is the rule!!
Some said they stop reading the post if the scroll number exceeds three!
What actually happening in the blogosphere?
Don’t accuse me for this, but this is what happening.
Rarely do people read the entire blog (rare exceptions possible).
What is the truth?
This is the truth…whether you like it or not, you get less than 0.5% response from your known and unknown readers.
And readers first scan for any useful information your post may contain.
The shorter the blog post better the chances of being read.
Somewhere I read It should be less than 100 words!, forget about SEO requirements.
Many lamented that they have wasted their life by spending 24 hours a day throughout the year to prepare and post the articles with not much results and some felt that the statistics displayed is very very depressing!
Of course, we come across some extraordinary and successful bloggers with blog posts, that are worthy, read from top to bottom and genuine comments made. These blogs are rich in information, helpful to fellow bloggers, and popular. Unfortunately, they are a sort of ‘ A drop in the ocean ‘
What about Vlogging or podcasting?
My guess is the millennial to z generation prefers videos to blogs.
Live streams, YouTube, Instagram Snapchat and other platforms have become more popular due to visual content.
So do you feel the ‘written blog’ is being written off?
As it stands right now, I think written blogs are going to survive since it’s the simplest means to convey the author’s thoughts.
Not many watch videos if it’s more than 120 seconds, and we come across so many die-hard readers enjoying blog posts.
More and more younger generations wish to go for a written blog before venturing into video content.
This is what I heard from the younger generation.
Back to the original question- Am I / are we….worthy of your time?
No doubt time will tell.
Of course, I agree with you on this…but how many more years to get that modest figure of 10,000 follows?
But should I / We care?
Should I / We worry?
Should I /you /we wait till we reach our allotted expiry time?
You only can answer.
I / We don’t have an answer.
God bless you/us/me.
Thank you for your visit.
Take care, my friend.
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