Monday, August 17, 2015

Day 109: An Observation of the Last Few Weeks

Some of you reading this aren't aware of the experiment I started with back in April. Was it really April?

In an attempt to write more, to write consistently, and to build an audience, I sought out to write everyday for, at most, 30 minutes. Thus the title for this blog, Thirty Minute Thoughts.

I've definitely been consistent in the time spent with each post. I don't spend over 30 minutes writing, though I'll use a little bit of time editing.

I've been consistent in writing more. I've blogged more this year than any other year since I started back in 2003. I posted for something like 75 days straight.

Building an audience has been so so. I haven't been consistent in seeking subscribers, reaching out to people individually, or using other methods to get more readership.

And I haven't been consistent in writing everyday. While that part has changed, I'm okay with it.

I've noticed something as of late. Since I've stopped writing everyday and have only posted when I've truly had time, which is now down to 2-3 times a week, readership has actually gone up. It's quite odd, especially since I feel like I'm not "promoting" each post as much as I was early on.

My interpretation is self-serving. Perhaps the content is a little better? Perhaps I'm sharing at the right time? In the right spaces? I honestly don't know, but it's been good to see that even without the largest platform I have out there, Facebook, things can still grow. Hear that folk, you can do things without Facebook in your life!

Anyway, the experiment continues. I'm still pleased with how this has gone as I'm about 1/3 of the way through it. And if you are new to the blog, welcome. Feel free to check out past posts and, if there's one you really like, share the love with the peeps you know. That would be swell.


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