To look at your blog stats and have a straight line is very disheartening, particularly when that line runs along the zero axis. This means that even my family is not looking at my site. But before I blame others, I must look at myself. The entire month of July went by without me making a single post. The first rule of good blogging is that you must post and you must post often. While I’m way ahead of the sorry one post I did in a year on my first blog, I’m far behind what I need to be doing to have a real audience. How can you have a loyal following when ther is nothing to follow? Right now it’s just me and Belle (my dog) and she doesn’t count as a hit because she has to read along with me when I’m logged in. Paws are of no use on a keyboard.
So I’ve come up with a challenge of three posts a week. I wanted to do thirty posts in thirty days because it sounds snappy, however I know I’m just not going to be able to post every day and work on my blog novel and send out agent queries and earn a living. So three times a week for thirty is the compromise. I’ve also selected three areas to sort of focus my thoughts. Day 1 – progress or status on writing and getting published. Day 2 – thoughts on life. Day 3 – an informational post on some book or writing tool that I have discovered. So, here we go. This entry doesn’t count. The challenge starts tomorrow. . . no better yet Wednesday. I need a day to think, don’t I?