See, what I want are anonymous people who won’t identify themselves (which is why they’re called “anonymous”…go figure) yelling at me in ALL CAPS but when your stats say things like “4 people read your blog today” and you are pretty sure you know who they are and that they are polite people unlikely to yell at you, in fact they tend to say things like “what a great recipe” or “gee I hope you feel better soon” and don’t get me wrong, I really like you 4 people and am thankful for your loyalty and all…where was I?
Except that it seems like te people who have lots of
fans followers are some kind of marketing geniuses or something…or maybe they just know how to play the system (i’ve never been good at that) or maybe it’s just plain LUCK.
Maybe I need to offer surprises, like a drawing. But then I’m kinda lousy at drawing and my son who is quite good at it doesn’t like to be exploited so if I asked him to draw something he would make it rude or inscrutable. Then whoever won the drawing would look at it and go “whut?”
So even thought the stats say something like “50 people read your blog today” what it means is that there were 50 people who visited one of the 5 years worth of posts you have up, and when you consider that I have posted nearly every day for those 5 years, that means 50 people have visited some 1500+ posts, and if you break that down, it isn’t very much.
However, all along I have maintained to myself (because I don’t want to start feeling competitive) that the writing is for my own self and if someone reads it and likes what is written, ok fine, if not, ok fine.
What I do know, is that the people who *do* read this are a many varied and peculiar combination, which is delightful. However, should one of you choose to post anonymously and in ALL CAPS and say something kind of derogatory, I’ll totally let it go through moderation and be excited that someone cared enough to shout.