Today's post is a little unique and shall I say a little on the awkward side.......but as the New Year approaches I am starting to really think about the future of this blog. I guess what I am really trying to say is I am feeling a disconnection with my readers lately. PHEW....there I said it. Views and visitor numbers are still the same but because blog comments have seem to taken a nose dive I'm having a really difficult time reading my audience here. Is there an audience? Does anyone even read this blog anymore (you don't count mom!)? Hello? Hello!? Is commenting on blogs even still cool?
I have noticed a few other bloggy "colleagues" mention the same thing lately about the lack of comments. The fact of the matter is that we have become a "one-click" society which is why platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram are SO popular right now.
But between Facebook's new feed algorithm in which they show diddly squat to your followers now and comments being low I'm starting to feel like the Unabomber-alone in my cabin, collecting glue guns and glitter bombs and spewing things over the internet that no body cares about.
I know there has been a massive shift in how people interact with blogs. Remember the days when a "tweet" just described the sound a bird made and Facebook biz pages were just a twinkle in Mark Zuckerberg's eyes? Those were the days that the only way to communicate with a blogger was to leave a comment. Trust me I don't blog just for comments but it's nice a way for me to interact with my readers and to get feedback on what I'm sharing. Do my tutorials make sense? Do my readers prefer quick and easy crafts vs. big furniture makeovers? Do they enjoy my clueless rants on motherhood? So I guess I'm just saying don't be afraid to drop by and say "hi" every once in awhile! Your comments do make my day and inspire me!
PS. I know life is busy and sometimes interacting through other options is much easier so on that note I am finding myself really enjoying Instagram-so if you're not following me already I suggest you drop on by! I'm @delightnoted I share pics of the baby I baked, sneak peeks, and other daily ramblings.
PPS. Okay, I'm really going to hit that "publish" now.
PPS. No really....here I go. 3-2-1......
Alone in My Cabin