Some bloggers spend a long time writing into the void when they first get their site up and going. They forget that people aren’t searching for them; rather, they’re searching for content. And it’s hard to get your content read at the beginning because, realistically, other bloggers who are more established are already saying what you’re trying to say.
So, beginning bloggers write, and write, and write, and it seems like their work is just going into the dark void. Until the day when people start reading their blog. Even better, they start commenting on their blog.
This blog has just passed a few milestones on this front. I’ve had three commenters post here in the last few days, all important to me for different reasons:
- Michelle, author of the wildly creative and hilarious Bloggrrl, commented on 10 Tips to Help You Fail at Monetizing Your Blog. I’ve followed Michelle’s blog for quite some time and consider her a senior, successful blogger, so to have someone I read everyday write back with a positive comment means a lot. Thanks, Michelle!
- Lucia from Pandora responded to Three Reasons Why I Like Pandora and thanked me for writing it. Sure, it only took her a few seconds, and she probably just backtraced my post, but it’s still nice when people reciprocate. On an additional note, it shows that somewhere, somehow my posts are starting to be noticed by the almighty Google. Thanks for the note, Lucia!
- Garuchel wrote a short comment saying “Very Nice, Thanks.” Now, the reason I don’t list his website is that it seems to be spam and have gotten through Akismet. So Garuchel, if you’re a real person, thanks for the comment. If not, then thanks for getting me all excited for nothing. That’ll teach me to get a big head!
I’ve checked feedburner and noticed that I have 6 subscribers, which means that there are five other people potentially interested in what I’m writing about (I subscribe to my own RSS to QC it). I appreciate your interest, too, and appreciate the time you’ve invested in reading this blog; please drop me a line about what you’re interested in reading so that this blog becomes more of a discussion than a spouting.
Thanks for shedding some light into the darkness and letting me know that I’m not just writing into the void.