…would you still blog anyway?
That’s a question I’ve pondered, and for me, the answer to that question is yes. I would still blog, even if I was the only person who read it. When I started this blog, I never expected for it to get followers and people who regularly comment. I initially started it for myself, but apparently others wanted to read my ramblings about writing and whatever else.
So if everybody stopped reading my blog, I’d still keep writing entries. If my follower count gradually dropped to zero, if comments got fewer and farther between, and if my pageviews dwindled to nothing, I’d still write. The content would change, I think. I’d probably end up writing more rants and raves about my personal life than anything else. Sure, I’d still write about writing, but when given the opportunity, I can be quite self-centered (and that is something I am attempting to rid myself of).
I guess blogging should not simply be a means to an end. As with fiction writing, you should blog because you enjoy it, not because you’re simply trying to gain popularity online or trying to promote your writing or your business. It’s obvious when someone is only blogging as a means to an end — and it just doesn’t seem all that genuine.
“Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.” – Ralph Marston