I’ve come to believe that switching my focus to this personal blog is one of the smartest decisions I’ve made in my blogging career. For the most part it is a joy to write about whatever is on my mind each day and I am genuinely floored at all of the comments my posts have attracted. While I would not recommend it to anyone who has lots of other commitments I’m also finding that my resolution to post to this blog every calendar day is a good thing for me. I note that with yesterday’s post, I am fully one sixth of the way through my goal, and I’m proud to say I haven’t missed a day as yet.
Not every post becomes popular, of course. There are days when I don’t link to any of my active blogger friends (like Holly, who wants me to stick my head in the freezer), where I don’t do an Empire Avenue mission to draw visitors, shares and comments as well as days when I just don’t bother visiting other blogs to leave a trail of breadcrumbs (err comment back links) and very few people read the post or comment on it. Yet I have been just blown away at some of my posts that have attracted hundreds of readers and dozens and dozens of comments.
And the really wonderful thing is that I am developing a circle of friends and acquaintances who visit regularly and chat with me in the comments section. What social media rock stars never quite seem to grasp is that that social media is all about talking With other real people, whether on their blogs or on Twitter or Facebook or some other web site. I really am proud of myself for sticking with this commitment. And I am genuinely grateful to each and every one of you who reads this.