In the world of blogging I make the most common of mistakes.. if readership or money making (what?) is one's goal. No worries in either of those departments.
First, I only have three friends who admit to reading my blog, so I guess I have had close to 20,000 hits from strangers.
Some of them were looking for something way different than what they found when they arrived here.. they quickly move on. Nothing to see here, move along.
The mistake is changing the design of my blog from time to time... very, very bad.
This should not be a surprise if you are a friend, who has been to my house.
I change my furniture when I decide to haul out the vacuum.
Make it worth the effort, ya know.
Have you read my Hello Dolly line on my blog?
That sums it up.
One of my three friends who admits to reading sent me a text message.
"I can't read your blog on my phone anymore. There are no more pictures, the writing is all messed up and it's just hard."
Did you hear the whining that went along with that, because you don't want to miss that.
There was major whining..
Being the nice person that I am, I suggested she read the blog on her IPad or her computer.
Then it hit me.
She only reads this when she is 1. stuck in traffic or 2. waiting for a client to show up at work.
But still, she is one of three, don't really want to lose her. So I changed up the blog again, just for her.
Wonder what she will complain about now? Probably won't like the color yellow, the lemons from Italy or the font.
Funny thing is, she is one of the most talented writers I have ever read.... and she is unpublished... not even working on a book. The girl has natural talent and she is wasting it away.
It makes one think on the point of writing. There are many reasons people put pen to paper, deciding to share with strangers. One must humble himself a bit, growing a thicker skin.
You remind yourself that you have to be true to who you are, remembering your goals in this endeavor.
There will always be better storytellers.. oh my.
But.. if you have the need to pick up the pen, do it, without delay.
Whatever your gift is, use it today, for Gods glory.