It’s been great fun putting up poems and prose paragraphs day after day. It’s a lot more fun when I get good feedback – “likes” and comments. I guess this whole blogging game is a bit too random to expect to see patterns, but I am still somewhat confused. Some of the stuff that I like best gets almost no attention and some of the stuff that I just dash off in a moment before the car is leaving gets heavy praise. I wish I could figure out what I am doing right some of the time and wrong others.
Like I say, probably way too much to expect.
But, if any of you guys have any ideas or suggestions, I’m up for that.
I have to say, I have found the same. I thought I must have pressed the wrong button. Sorry I do not ( as yet) have any clues- will let you know if a light bulb strikes! heartlivingarts
Lots of likes means other bloggers are wondering the same thing, with no good answers.
Consider this thought from Ryan McClead:
“I think I now understand why my favourite posts, the ones I’m most proud of, are the least likely to get comments. I think it is precisely because they make people think. Readers are left with an idea that is new to them. It is probably an idea that I have spent days or weeks formulating, and I’ve just dropped it on an unsuspecting public. If I have expressed myself well, and gotten my ideas across, then the readers too will have to sit and mull over my ideas for a while. By the time they realise they have something to say on the subject, they are no longer on the page, or near a computer. They may not even remember where the original idea came from. But when they see me at a conference, or a seminar, or on a train, or waiting in line for a bathroom, that’s when they will come up and say, “I read your blog.” And then our conversation – the one that I began writing by myself, weeks or months earlier – will continue, as if we were old friends who had simply paused for a moment.”
Ryan McClead wrote a good post on the subject at the HighQ blog: Read it here:
I was thinking along the same lines.