Posts Tagged ‘writing’
You’re putting a lot an effort into your blog thingy, but you’re not seeing any traffic, comments, or stacks of checks from sponsors and affiliates for all your effort. What do you do?
First, you take the time to read your own stuff. If you’re boring or annoying yourself by reading it, that might be your red flag to jump on some new internet get rich scheme, since this one will probably not work well for you.
But if you think you’re writing coherent, quality material (or have had a change of heart and would like to start doing that from this point on), all you can do is write on. Write for the love of writing or just the love of reading your own words as written. I’m not going to say the traffic will eventually come. I’m saying you need to just keep writing anyway.
I can’t even remember when I started officially ‘blogging,’ but I’ve been writing and publishing on the internet since the middle 90’s, and with varying degrees of success in garnering attention for the masses out there. Don’t forget that the over 300 million people in the U.S. (and billions and trillions around the world) who have the potential to access you and your materials on the internet have plenty of other possible interests and distractions not including you.
In the age of easy digital ‘printing,’ compensation and acknowledgment are wanted and needed, but completing the writing itself has to be the key reward.