There are so many of us out there in the blogger world, writing and creating content every day. Do people really read what we write? If not, why do we continue blogging?
There are just too many of us out there. Most of us reside at the bottom of the blogging barrel, trying to scrape a recommendation or two, from the leftovers. Readers satiate their appetites repeatedly with a chosen few topics and bloggers, leaving no room for more.
So why write when nobody is reading? Why put yourself through the disappointment and rejection?
Blogging is a great way to keep the writing juices flowing regularly. Perfection may be a pipe dream but a fixed writing schedule is a step in the right direction.
I have had blogs with over 8k views and some with barely 50 views. I write each article with the same passion and diligence, so after all the rollercoaster highs and lows, I have moved from “It’s not them, it’s me” to “It’s not me, it’s just not my day”.
Sometimes, a reader responds with such positive feedback, that the afterglow lasts way beyond the self-doubt of your blogging ability.
It’s a community, away from our real worlds. The membership criterion is to write, and it’s a place in the digital world to call home. A happy medium (pun intended).
Blogging is probably one of the fastest ways to be read right away, by people all around the world. That anticipation is worth the journey and if the recommends pour in, that’s instant gratification.
Even if readers do not read your blog, they cannot avoid noticing your name, if it pops up often enough. Sooner or later, the familiarity may breed curiosity (exercising literary license here).
When I was tagged top writer in Feminism, I was approached by a couple of sites to blog for them. Even before that, my blogs were featured outside the platform where I regularly blogged. One of my posts made its way to a magazine in the Middle East! Blogging is a great way to make connections on an international podium.
Blogging is a great form of therapy. There is complete creative freedom which really helps when one wants to vent or voice their opinion.
Many a time, blogs require some sort of research. In the process, there is always something new to learn. After all, knowledge is power. I consider it a win-win.
There’s always the family members and friends who will read your blog. Usually, they think it’s cool to be a blogger because writing is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Now that I have convinced myself to continue blogging, my purpose of writing this post is served. Even if nobody is reading, I am still going to be writing.
A version of this was first published here.
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