So lately, I haven’t been getting any like or comments on my posts. You know that feeling when you meet someone new? And it’s so great because they have such fresh ideas and you think you’ve never met anyone like them? Until you start seeing them everyday and all that “new-ness” and all that shine and excitement of getting to know that person ends because..well, now you actually know them. Has the same happened to me? Have I lost my charm?
The drought of likes or comments drove me to my SOS system. Googling. My God, this is like a disease. I Google every freaking thing. Anyway, so I literally googled “why no one was reading my blog” and it seems like I wasn’t the only victim. A lot of bloggers who have just started to blog feel the same way.
I even looked at the “101 Blogging tips” on wordpress. They were pretty helpful. And then I read something that said “you have to know your audience“.
To be very honest, when I started this blog I was scared that no one was ever going to read. I had predicted that I would have a “writer’s block” and wouldn’t be able to produce more than a few, mediocre posts that weren’t even remotely funny. And the horror of any of my friends ever finding out! Oh! Only reason why my posts aren’t automatically updated to face book but only to Twitter (because Twitter is okay- I hardly use it and most of the people I am “following” are either celebrities or have only met me virtually).
And knowing your audience? When I started out I thought the only people who’d be reading my blog were 20 year olds like me, who were also ranting about pretty much the same stuff. But I was wrong. You can opt for a particular audience “type” but I don’t want to.
I want everyone to read it. Anyone, anywhere in the world who could relate to what I’m writing. Or me. And I’m happy that I have come this far and I feel that with every post I’m getting more comfortable.
I’m also thinking of including a section in my blog that offers advice. I am no expert on life but I think it will be quite helpful. I offer my friends advice. Like all the time. Still, I’m not an expert. But I think it can be cool. Even if I’m just lending a ear you know? What do you think?
I have been reading two books, “The Paris Wife” by Paula Mclain and “The other side of the story” by Marian Keyes. Expect some reviews in the coming posts.
Till then, a bientot!