I’ve been sort of busy posting of late, and here on my blog, I try to have something posted five days a week to keep my buds interested and amused. Over on my deviantART page, I’ve been trying to be more regular with updating my journal (which is kinda like a blog, don’tcha know) and I’ve even submitted some stories. I tried posting the same thing there as here yesterday, just to keep things fresh.
I’m seeing posts from most of you, and I try to drop you a line now and again just to let you know I read your posts – and I really do read them – and contribute something when I can (which ain’t often, don’tcha know).
Yet I have the distinct impression things are quieter on the ‘Net, at least where I’m concerned. I used to garner thirty or more comments from folks over on deviantART; last post got under twenty, the one prior even fewer. Here, I was finally getting ten or more comments on my posts, but that number has plummeted.
The posts I seem to have the most hits and comments on are my movie reviews. I don’t know why; every movie I’ve ever posted about is old (and there’s another one coming soon, like, maybe tomorrow, don’tcha know). I’m not a movie critic. I can’t tell you about the director and the studio, the great cinematography, lighting, sets, costumes and all that crap. All I can do is tell you what I thought about the story (which is usually crap) and the acting (hit or miss). Still, that generated the most interest from my usual cadre of readers.
The stillness may be because we’ve moved into summertime and people are busy with kids, vacations, warm weather activities they weren’t participating in during the cooler days, and for all I know a thousand different factors which don’t affect someone out of work and with no disposable income. But the Internet feels eerie and quiet to me lately, and it sort of scares me.
Actually, it’s not so much scary as … what? confusing? frustrating? Something like that would be a better word choice. It makes me wonder what I’m doing wrong with my blog and why some posts seem so popular and others so … well, not.
So I sit down, rack my brain for a while to come up with something interesting, and then check my blog about sixty times a day to see if there are any comments (because, God help me, I’m needy that way, don’tcha know).
It’s silly, but it’s true. I miss y’all when you go quiet on me.
How about you? Are you seeing just as many hits on your blog as you always do? How about comments? The usual traffic, or is it slowing down for you too?
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