Recently things have changed around my WordPress experience and I wonder if this has happened to anyone else as well?
I pressed the publish button on my first post on May 1st 2009 and I have kept up a steady stream of posts ever since. Three thousand- five hundred posts over seven years!
Progress was slow at first. I kept publishing but very few people visited and I despaired about achieving any meaningful interaction.
I worked at it. I joined in the challenges. I hunted down bloggers with similar interests and made sure to comment regularly.
Slowly my readership and on-line relationships grew and I was making new friends. I kept working at it. I kept fishing for new contacts and friends and it worked very well.
Then, I admit, I grew complacent.
One by one, my blogging pals started to disappear. I thought they would be there forever. I hoped they had the same staying power as me. They started to post less frequently. Some stopped altogether without explanation. Some stopped altogether with explanation. Some went off in a different direction. Some I guess just got bored by my content. They dropped by my blogging site less frequently and they stopped leaving comments. Some continue to comment (I am certain) only out of politeness.
OMG. Have I got to start again? Have my blogging pals got no stamina? Shall I bother? Shall I reinvent my blog and its content? Have I run out of anything interesting to say?
I am at a crossroads!
Kim says that I should stop and do more housework!