I’ve been writing on this blog, on and off, for about eight years.
And yep, my blog still sucks.
There are probably a number of reasons the blog sucks. The writing. The topics. The lack of consistency in publishing posts. The poor promotion, even though it is the age of social media.
I don’t like to think about these reasons. It’ll send me into a spiral.
But, yeah, the blog sucks.
Any person with basic mathematical skills will work this out when they read my stats. A blog’s stats are like Microsoft Excel to an accountant, they measure and tell the story of the site. They help the owner of a blog calculate how well they’re doing.
Well, my stats tell me that my blog sucks.
I’m not even sure if I should tell you my stats. I don’t see this as a done thing in the blogosphere. Everyone is so secret about it.
- So far this year I’ve had 2000 post or page views. The most views in a year was 2016, at just over 2500.
- The most views are directly to my homepage. In terms of the most viewed post, the winner is an obscure post about Christian persecution in the Middle East from 2014.
- I have 97 people who follow this blog through WordPress or via email.
So as I was saying, my blog sucks.
There are days I want to blow it up. To detonate it and send it into internet oblivion. To see it gone from the history of the web forever. I then wonder whether anyone else would like to see this happen too.
But then there are days where I just want to keep plugging away. To keep trying to publish regularly. To write things and let the world have them. To create and put out into the world thoughts, reflections, and understandings that might have an impact on someone.
And so I don’t and won’t blow it up right now. I won’t hit the switch. I won’t delete my words from the interwebs.
I’ll keep going.
I’ll keep posting.
I’ll keep writing.
Because at the end of the day I have seen improvement. I enjoy the writing process and putting things out there for others to consider. I am pleased with some of what I have written. It’s not about the stats but my own growth in my writing.
But, yeah, my blog still sucks.
This post is a free writing exercise in response to The Daily Post topic ‘Detonate‘.