What makes a good post?
Is it that first sentence or paragraph?
Maybe it’s the title?
Or is it actually the content?
I read many posts every day,
and depending on my mood and circumstances,
some strike a chord louder than others.
I also write a post almost every day,
and some I know are better than others.
However what really makes me wonder,
and sends me into a spin,
is when I write a post,
that others really like.
I do not mean the wordpress “like”,
which can mean so many things,
from “hi I’m reading”,
or “Hi please call by”,
to “I really liked this”.
No, I mean the posts that people actually comment on.
They comment to say the writing was good,
or they connected with it.
Yet to you it was just another post.
You put in as much or as little time,
as you usually do.
Then you pressed publish,
the post got a reception you did not anticipate.
Is it because it had a universal theme?
Or was it humorous?
I sit here and I wonder.
What are the answers to these questions?
Recently I did a post,
How much time in every day do we really live?
which many who are regular readers,
commented on, on site and facebook,
with high praise.
I sat down and typed that post up,
with no thinking in advance.
As I wrote. it came together,
but it was only as I finished it,
that I knew where it was going.
Relatively little thought went into it.
As I sit here tonight,
I think two thoughts.
1. What was it in that post that readers liked?
2. Should I be writing more of what my readers really want me to write?
Then as I re read those thoughts I hesitate.
Because for me the joy of writing this blog,
is living up to its title,
“My thoughts on a page”.
Each day a different mood,
and therefore different posts.
I usually never plan my post in advance,
and often begin to write, not knowing where I will end.
So, having thought this through,
not for the first time,
I will continue to wonder,
what it was about those posts,
which worked for anyone who read them,
I do not however think I will post any differently.
This blog is as diverse as myself,
and the truth is that even in everyday life,
believe it or not,
some days,just like in wordpress,
I am more popular than others!
Still I can’t help but wonder.