So You Want To Be A Rock Star


Yesterday I read an article about what makes a successful blog ( apparently 1,000 hits is an indication that you’re succeeding ) or why others ‘crash and burn’.

I had no idea a blog could ‘crash and burn’.

During the Halloween season my other blog takes a lot of hits and by the standard I read about I’m a roaring success. But into November I suck. Same stories.  But once November rolls around I ‘ Crash and Burn’.

Huh. I hadn’t thought of it that way.

I come up with an idea for a story. I  write it. I put it out there and hope it gets read. That’s my goal and by that measure I feel pretty good about my blog(s).

My blog is were I go to write- its where I go to try out different genres, it’s my playground.

Besides, it does help to get over that fear of ‘being on stage’.  Anyone at anytime can run across my blog and nose around and once you get used to that idea, asking people  outright to read my work isn’t such an intimidating thing to do.

Actually I’m pretty shameless in that regard. I send links around to my stories all the time.

I  liked this article.

It did ask some good questions, gave some good answers and  sound advice so I would say it’s a great read if you want to spiffy up your blog and attract more readers.

I would advise though, that practice, practice, practice makes you a more confident writer. Once you have your chops down and you really want to get your blog out there-at least consider  the advice in this article:

The One Big Reason Some Blogs Succeed, While Others Crash and Burn


One thought on “So You Want To Be A Rock Star

  1. Don’t forget about the “long tail” though.. the number of hits over an extended period of time. Or the blog posts that go viral long after it is written and forgotten about. At the end of the day, writing and expressing is it’s own reward in many regards. If everyone honored their creativity, it would be a better world.

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