Sunday, November 12, 2006

I've been driving readers away

On my blog, there's a button for an RSS feed through Feedburner which shows a running tally as to how many people are subscribed to the blog. Last week I was at 12; today, I'm at 4... And I think one of those might be me... ;-)

So, what I have I done to drive readers away? Focus on drivel? Show my purple side? Write too much on politics? Write too much on the Coast Guard? Piss people off? Just wondering.

That's one of the interesting things about blogging, at least for me. When I started blogging, I never actually thought anyone would read my rants. And then a few people did... In the spring, I actually met someone who knew me as "the Tidewater Muse." And, now, I sometimes sit at the keyboard wondering what readers will think.

I ought to get back to just worrying about what I think. Or, maybe that's my problem, as I usually discount what I think the readers will think. Even when I'm told to stop blogging, but that's another story altogether.



  1. It's a roller coaster. In 1998, under a pseudonym, I had a thousand readers a day (yes, in 98). Now, under my own name? I probably have 6 or 7 readers a day. Ah well. But I still enjoy it.

    To some extent, we all write for readers, but in the end, you still have to write for yourself.

  2. Time is divided for so many.
    But I'm still one of your readers. I don't read every day.... but that is why I subscribe to Bloglines. I can always catch up.