Is it a blog with a lot of followers?
Or is it one with a huge number of pageviews?
Does it matter how many unique visitors your get?
Or is it more important to have many readers returning?
I sometimes wonder “What is success for a blogger?”
Now the truth is, and please don’t tell them if you see them,
that I don’t think I ever will!
Certainly not out of “my thoughts on a page” anyway.
This blog is like my diary,
it is an itch I must scratch.
I need to write, and I love to write.
The day I wrote the post,
“Hello I’ve posted is anyone out there”
and I got almost sixty “likes” in one day,
was the biggest thrill ever.
However no part of this screams commercial.
So what to do?
I was wondering today as I was reading the blogs of others,
which would make me more excited?
An email saying “You’ve been published”,
or one saying “You’ve earned thousands this month from your blog”.
Now again this is between you and me,
but it was actually an easy choice.
You see I’m broke, Christmas is coming,
and I’ve two children living away at university….
So obviously I choose,
“You’ve been published!”
I sat quite stunned after I realized what I had chosen.
It was a eureka moment.
Almost every day for nine months I’ve written a post.
I’ve learned what I like to write about,
and how I like to write.
Yet today was the first time I understood,
what I really want.
You may wonder how I have got on with my dream to date.
Have I been let down before?
How have I dealt with rejection by publishers?
Or a poor critique of my work?
Well actually if truth be told,
I’ve never had the nerve to send anything out to be even looked at.
I have writers bloc of a different sort.
I seize up at even the thought of it.
But I am determined some day to reach my goal,
now that I actually know it.
So that is why I am “fessing up”.
In order to put some pressure on myself,
so that I at least think about it seriously.
I cannot believe how cowardly I am.
It is not part of my usual nature,
but maybe that is why I really like to write.
Maybe inside I am not quite as confident as I pretend to be.
So today I am asking you my readers,
What do you think?
Have you any tips or advice for me?
Were you ever in my shoes?
What would you suggest?
On the other hand,
for my husband and children success will be,
the day I begin a new blog,
of a more commercial nature,
which will be a little more likely,
to bring in a bit of cash!
I suppose success means different things to different people.