Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This whole blogging thing...


Nice thought, eh?  SO much could be said to finish that sentence.  Excitement, misery, rejection, acceptance--all sorts of good things.

But for now, a mystery:  You see, it has been my common belief that a blog attracts followers over time by regularly posting interesting articles, opinions, views, etc.  'Interesting' is subjective, but it has to be interesting to someone.  My thinking went that, if you don't post, you don't attract followers.

But for some strange reason, the last several that have signed up have done so during what has been my slowest posting period since this blog was started.  I've posted very little recently, and yet a few people have still wandered in.  Don't get me wrong: I am thankful and flattered but also a bit flummoxed.

Of course, the whole 'followers' aspect of blogging is a strange beast in and of itself.  I mean, what does it really mean anyway?

And now to change topics entirely.  I apologize for not posting more often.  Life has been extremely hectic recently.  I find that when I enter the blogosphere, I spend the vast majority of my time reading what is going on out there.  There are so many good blogs these days.  And so many interesting topics to comment on.  So by the time I finish reading all of my favorites, my limited 'me' time is up, and I don't have time to post anything of mine.  I am going to try to rectify that--wish me luck.


  1. Hi Nick - I wish you luck. Get back to your writing. Wait, are you still reading comments and looking at new followers bios? Because that's not writing.

    Here's what my husband always says to me, when I'm not writing my fiction. He says, "chop chop, Cupcake," and claps his hands, "your characters are waiting."

    I don't know you so I can't call you Cupcake but I can say, chop, chop, Nick. Your followers are waiting.

  2. I have no idea what this followers thingie means, more than that some people likes to show their support. It might mean something more if you like in google land. Some hints indicate that.

    For some reasons I have had some new followers lately as well. I hope it means I write interesting stuff, but who knows? ;)