Why Should I Bother?
Writing a tutorial like yesterday’s takes a tremendous amount of work and effort. In fact, the day after I usually suffer with a migraine (like I am now) because of sitting so long at the computer.
But what is really disheartening about it is some tutorials (and some posts) seem to get so few comments. I know that it’s being read a lot. The stats tell me that, and in fact this tutorial has been Stumbled several times. Believe me when I say that is appreciated, but what really blows me away is the numbers don’t seem to transfer into more newsfeed subscribers.
So why is that?
The primary motivation for me writing a post like this is to impart my knowledge for the benefit of my community. To empower my readers to help themselves and be even better bloggers. But when the community doesn’t respond or seem to appreciate my efforts I have to ask myself why should I bother?
More than anything else, a sense of community and a thriving comments section are what is more important to me than just high traffic statistics. Because to me, that is what blogging is really supposed to be all about.
Perhaps part of the problem is that we are living far too much in our social network sites instead of in our blogs, and that is wrong. Because at the end of the day it is the social networks that are soaking up most of the Google juice — not us.