From years past, I have struggled to get regular readers on my blog. I think that is partly why I let it expire in 2005. Nobody cared. I certainly did, but that wasn’t enough to keep things going. This time, I want to make things different. I want to grow my blog, and to do so, I need subscribers or regular readers.
Google to the rescue! I did a search and found a number of blog posts on building readership and subscribers, and a number of them continue to mention to stay focused on your platform, and not veer from it that often. I spent the rest of yesterday and last night contemplating what my platform is, and I came to the conclusion that i really do not have a “single” platform. I have a ton of interests, and as you might have read from an earlier entry, I “had” blogs for half of them. I consolidated, so that I could remain focused more on content than on multiple blog layouts. I wonder if that needs to be rethought..
So, until I rethink my thinking on my platform (which currently is “Generalities”) I think I will keep on keepin’ on. I know, a lot of thinking going on there, and nothing to show for it. My problem is, I want to write. I want to write about writing. I like the fitness aspect, and I want to write about fitness. I like to cook, and again, I like to write about it. Photography? Same same… What is a guy to do?
Also, many of the blogs I read about this also said to limit your posts to one a day and not much more. I “kind of” agree, but “kind of” not. I hate getting a ton of emails saying ‘so-and-so just updated…’ but as it stands now (for this week at least) I have been posting 2 to 3 times a day. I have the Photo Of The Day post. I have had a recipe here and there. I’ve had a fitness post, and I’ve had a few generalities themed posts, lightly linked to writing. Perhaps I should keep everything separate. I don’t know. I really don’t. Again, I think for now, I am going to keep on keepin’ on.