The Power Of Blogging
Some days you’ll see a spike in traffic. Some days you’ll read back through your older posts and be astounded that you wrote the awesome posts that you’re reading. Some days you’ll get a lot of social media traction, pingbacks, and comments. Those days may be fewer than the days when it seems no one knows your blog exists, but the good days outweigh the bad by orders of magnitude. During those good times, don’t be afraid to get critical and analyze the differences between the high traffic posts and the low traffic posts. Don’t be afraid to break that fourth wall between creator and consumer for feedback about what readers like. Remember, you’re both providing a service, and putting yourself out there through engagement. Anything you can do to make the experience better for others and for yourself is a win-win situation.