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: