POST # 1800: IF A STORY IS POSTED AND NOBODY READS IT, IS THERE A CONNECTION?

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I’m on the down side of the mountain, heading for my 200th posting (200 more days.)   That’s the point I’ve given myself to determine the effectiveness of this blog…or its ineffectiveness.

I’m adopting some new techniques for this last phase of the current experience.  Friends gave me a book they came across in an independent bookstore called “Blogging for Writers”  by Robin Houghton.  It’s a simple little book for people who love  blogging but aren’t experienced geeks.   I can understand the language of this book.  It has excellent suggestions about expanding your readership, and I am committing to taking them seriously.

It would be really helpful if readers of my blog let me know what they would like me to do to make my blog more important to them.   Would it be content, style, frequency, or something like that?   Are my postings interesting most of the time, some of the time, or almost never?

I’ve asked these questions before (in different ways) and some of you (very few) responded with helpful comments.  It’s really important to me that you respond.  Otherwise I don’t know what I can do to keep your attention.

I know that there are a bunch of you reading my work almost daily.   Some of you indicate that you let it slide for a while, then binge on my posts.  Others say they are so busy that they only get to The Penultimate Word occasionally.  And I suspect some of you may have dropped me altogether.  (I won’t hear from you, for sure.  You won’t even know I’m asking!)

You don’t have to write a long comment.  Just a few words will help.    I’ve plenty of time before the final decisions about the future are made (200 more days!)  but I’d like to do something quickly if I can improve my appeal to you.

Give it a shot.  I’ll welcome any and all comments, positive or negative.

 

Jed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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