Am I writing for an audience?
Of-course I am!
Who am I kidding? I enjoy the interaction, connection and sometimes looking at the stats!
It is easy to write journal entries because no one is reading that, but when writing for an audience or WP, I always think about how I can write content that is helpful to the masses of people that are reading. Makes it a bit more challenging but fun at the same time. So, I am trying something different today and I am writing to promote other bloggers without the usual nomination or award post. Although, I have a few of those to write too. I will start with this.
I feel like with the decline in readers and mass influx of followers that came from posting on Community Pool and the First Friday, there was a different pleasure in that. I think a lot of people, including myself, felt this as I have noticed the decline in the frequency of their posts (and mine).
Was I seeking pleasure? I think I was seeking connection with the online writing community and trying to find people that are like minded. I have found a few but hoping to find more.
I know our fellow blogger Novus Lectio started the Swimmers page which is very similar to the Community Pool and our sweet and salty Britchy does a lot to promote it :). It is great to see bloggers encouraging other bloggers to promote their writing.
Also in one of the posts written by the NonAlcoholic student, he expressed how hard it is to keep on writing without the encouragement of new followers or influx of new readers without the exposure that CP and FF provided.
At times like these though, our lovely Goldie keeps providing motivation to keep writing and pushing through it.
I also enjoy reading posts from Andrea, she writes almost every day and I find her emotions and doodles adorable.
If you weren’t featured in this post, don’t sweat! I will post more like these to keep motivating people to write and maybe send some traffic and followers your way. I hope I started a trend to keep promoting other bloggers to encourage them to keep writing.
Who do you write for? Where do you find the motivation to keep writing when you aren’t getting much traffic?
Here is an opportunity to promote bloggers you enjoy! Tag some bloggers and promote their posts in the comments.