a big following. relatively.
As it stands right now, four people a day visit my blog. A few more read on facebook. A handful comment. Happy Chatter is not hitting the big time!
I used to care about this. I tagged assiduously, visited multitudinous blogs, left comments here, there and everywhere to elicit return hits and, oh... well... I posted regularly. That always helps. Somehow, despite all the effort, I never hit the big time. Six subscribers in Bloglines, twenty in feedburner, a technorati rating of diddly squat. Happy Chatter never really cut it in blog land.
Which is fine. My mum read it (sometimes), I developed a small international readership, we became cyber friends, we even sent each other real life items in the post. I realised there are more important things in life than blogging notoriety, and (let's face it) we can't all be famous with readerships equal to the population of Australia. I settled for writing for me, and when that kind of petered out I wrote facebook status updates. And that was it. Until now of course, when I am undergoing a blogging revival.
So what gives on my nursing reflection blog?! I haven't written for nearly two years, and in the least distant post I reported a desire to quit nursing. Hardly stimulating writing! And yet I surprised myself when I discovered I average 21 hits a day. OK, OK... still hardly making it in the big time. But not a zot added to the page for two years, and people still visit in (relative) droves?! I must have tagged and titled and written like a pro! Perhaps if I placed a few tastefully tailored ads on there I could even start turning around a bit of a profit?
For now I'm basking in the glow of blogging fame and refusing to think about consumption rebellion's 29, 2paw's 75 or fussy's 138 blogline subscribers. It's not about winning, it's not about winning, it's not about winning... but maybe I will start blogging about nursing again.