It’s not always the “formula” trendy content that people want to read. It’s honesty. And it’s activity. I’m inconsistent. It’s important also to actively follow other blogs.
I do not seek to go “viral” off a post. Viral blogs, much like blogs that get unexpectedly Freshly Pressed, tend to fizzle out after the fuss dies down. Whether that is organic interest or generated, there is nothing wrong with going viral. It is an awesome experience for many bloggers, people, and users of social media. I simply have no need or want for that kind of attention.
I will often have new readers comment and tell me “congratulations on your blog popularity!” I always respond with something polite, but the amusing part is… my blog isn’t popular. Sure I have some people that regularly visit and I also read a lot of blogs so new people visit back, but that doesn’t make it popular. My blog isn’t what I would call one of the “cool kids” on the block and that is why I now run two blogs…
View original post 123 more words