Alright, I’m going to have to bite the bullet and ask for some help and feedback here.
I’ve had this blog running for nine and a half months now, with a total of 42 posts. I average a little over a hundred page views a month, once you toss out the time I was inactive with a new baby. If I’m lucky, I’ll get a dozen or so hits on a post. But I also have apparent duds that may get 0-1 page views. So far as I know, I’m not on anyone else’s blogroll.
I’ve had 32 comments in that time period, but probably a half dozen of those are my responses or pinbacks, and probably a good half of the rest are from Ysharros, bless her heart. And that’s probably what brings me to this point. I never expected to be at the level of Genda getting invites to SOE headquarters for game releases or The Ancient Gaming Noob with his corporate partners. But I was hoping that my posts would generate…discussion? Comment? Critique? And some have, but very very few.
Last week I changed up my style, and did series of shorter posts that were spaced a little closer together, but I ended up, either through bad choices or bad luck, getting significantly fewer pages views when I did that. I also posted at a variety of times, trying to see if there was a better altnerative to the lunchtime postings I was making – again, no dice.
So I come to you, loyal readers, all 10 (5? 2?) of you. What options do I have? Is there anything else I can be doing? What feedback cane you give, both on writing styles and general blog management? And honestly, should I just hang up my hat?
As a final word, I do have one ace up my sleeve I could pull. It requires me revealing some personal information, but not really at a dangerous level I don’t think. More to the point it’s information that could be polarizing and yet be a good hook for readers. Essentially, it would answer the question of “why should you read this blog? what makes this blog different?” Is that what I’m lacking and need to give this place a shot in the arm?
Anyway, your feedback is appreciated always, and for you who read regularly, thank you for the time you spend here.