Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How can I stir up some more interest in my blog?

When I started this, I thought I'd gain a humble, small following after a few months. Word of mouth, chance, whatever-- I'd meet a few personalities.

Didn't happen.

Then I went over to WordPress and started posting in both places. I've been advertising on Facebook every time I write a new blog. And still, there isn't the following I was expecting.

Maybe I'm not the writer that I think I am. But I think I am. If anything, I'm better than I think. Because I'm usually really hard on myself.

There is so much in this world to command one's attention, and so many distractions. Right now the television in my hotel room is spitting on about NBA basketball-- and I keep getting sucked in. But Dad is watching the playoff basketball, in between the commercial breaks that are so annoying and the annoying in and out of the satellite connection...

That's right. I'm on location in South Lake Tahoe. And as I try to complete a sentence, I notice a mosquito hovering around my arm...

I float all over the place. I have ideas about what I should write, but I get distracted. Such is life. Such is writing.

There is so much to write about. I'm in a second-story room at this hotel on Pioneer Trail. Dad is sitting on the queen size bed watching basketball. I'm sitting in a chair at the foot of my bed-- a hide-away air bed in a sofa contraption that I can't seem to inflate very well. But what the hey, I'm sleeping okay.

We went to the lake today and got our feet wet. Water was too cold for swimming.

There's gotta be something in my head worth writing about.

Nah. I don't think so.

Not tonight.

I'm giving up trying.

Talk amongst yourselves.


Keemster said...

Hey, I'm a true follower. Love you, love to read your writing. Keep up the good work.

Gerri said...

I look forward to your postings...keep them coming!