What some may see as a lack of focus, I like to think about as being a bit eclectic. After all, the site is branded as ‘All things from my brain’ and I have to stay true to that and write about whatever happens to be on my mind at the time. Sometimes that means I’m talking about movies or television shows, other times it’s about comics or books and sometimes it’s about life or my life in general. I know that this can make it difficult for some people to ‘follow’ along so I find myself wondering if this approach is a valid one or if I’m shooting myself in the foot.
I’ve had this site for a long time, and intend to keep it for a long time, but I want it to grow. Am I keeping it from growing based on my own eclectic attitude?
I know what makes a site successful and especially what makes a blog successful and that’s new content, changing content, content that engages and is thoughtful – am I accomplishing any of that with this blog? Sometimes I think I am, sometimes I don’t but through it all and not matter what I do, I rarely see visitors and comments? That’s the jackalope to me – mythical.
So I find myself reflecting on what I’m doing and what I’m trying to accomplish. Obviously, I want to grow my readership and bring more and more people to this site. If the way I’m doing things now isn’t going to work, then I’m going to have to change what I’m doing. And maybe that’s a good thing – maybe that sort of change every once in a while is exactly what I need to do.
If I were to point to any single reason that this site is growing readership, I’d have to say it comes down to inconsistent posting. I can, and have, gone weeks without posting a single thing. If I change nothing else, I have to change that.
So, starting today, I am going to try and post something every day. It may not be the best I’ve ever written, but it will be something to check out and a reason for you, the reader, to come to the site every day and see what’s going on. Short term, I’m going to maintain my eclectic style of posting about whatever happens to be on my mind at the time because that feels natural to me. If it proves to be just the wrong thing to do, well then – I’ll have to figure something else out, won’t I?