My blog stats have flatlined for a few days, and that’s okay. Doesn’t mean I should stop writing because no one’s reading what I say, though it does make me reevaluate some things and ask myself (again) why I keep a blog. Why does anyone, for that matter? I suppose there are many answers to that question, though most of the blogs I follow are those of fellow writers. Guess we can’t get enough of getting our words “out there.”

Sometimes I think, gee, if I were a somebody I bet there would be people who’d want to read what I have to say or maybe just want to learn more about me/my work. That kind of thinking is dangerous, though. It’s a slippery slope and I don’t enjoy falling down, so I really don’t want to go there. If anyone relies on a following for validation or their own sense of worth, then they’re in trouble already.

I do find myself wondering if, when my poems are published in Rattle and in The Binnacle, anyone will try to find out more about this particular unconventional poet. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see. And I wonder, too, if (how?) it’ll change/affect me. Probably doesn’t matter, because I’m just a blip on the radar anyway. Still, it does wonder me. Then again, a hundred years from now, what’s it going to matter? :)


2 responses »

  1. was scanning through my comments, and i saw yours… not sure if you still remember me though……


    continue writing…. dont be saddened abt your blog stats. sometimes they are high, sometimes they are flat… still, its great to read back once in a while, and see how things have affected you and how you’ve reacted…. at least for personal satisfaction, isnt it… :)

    • Yes, I remember you! I thought you stopped blogging for a while or something. I shall have to pop over to your blog and play catchup :)

      As for the stats, I’m not really saddened by them, sometimes I just feel foolish “talking to the world” when the world’s not listening! Maybe it’s because I don’t really have anything relevant to say, lol. :)

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