I am growing increasingly anxious to note your distinct lack of output in recent days. I have visited your site on numerous occasions this past week to review statistics for numbers of visitors and check for comments, and have quite frankly been dismayed by your lack of activity. I would urge you to consider the impact that this will have on your readership. If you have the slightest regard for the people that take the trouble to read your ramblings then I suggest you pull your finger out and get posting!
Thank you for your input. To tell you the truth I have been rather busy recently, doing a spot of decorating before Christmas and all those visitors. Of course I care deeply about my readership, so much so that I agonize about whether a post is actually going to interest anyone, or even drive away a follower – and when you have as few as I do that matters!
Sometimes I read the Freshly Pressed and feel disheartened by the gulf in quality between my own work and those that have made the big time. The more I read, the more I doubt the value of my own contribution.
That’s simply not good enough. If you truly want to be a writer then you have to write! Of course you can think of a thousand other things to do, we all can. But if you just stop and think about one of those things that you need to do – maybe something as mundane as hanging wallpaper from a beginner’s perspective – then you will find that your whole life can provide the kind of inspiration for a post that will keep you in material for as long as you want to write. Hope this helps,
You are of course right as usual. I feel a little bit silly now. After all, those other blogs may well be excellent, but they are not my experience. I have to write about what I know, I see that now. Thanks for the pep talk C, as it happens I do feel a blog coming on, I do hope you like it. x