People pretty obviously don't like the direction my blog is going -- you can see it on the stats. I spent years 2 through 4 never checking the stats and was perfectly happy, so I'll just go back to doing that. There are things I can do and subjects I can pursue that would increase hits and I've never done them except when I already wanted to do them.
I mean I want all the readers I can get, but with the understanding that this is my sort of diary and I'll put that first. Hopefully, a few interesting things happen along the way.
My blog follows what I'm doing and what I'm doing is writing and there is probably nothing more boring to most people than reading about writing.
As far as fiction is concerned, again I get it. I don't tend to read fiction on other people's blogs so I can't expect people to want to read it on mine.
So be it.
I really can't or won't get into politics. Business is humming along and I don't feel like bitching -- subjects I do feel like bitching about either hurt other people's feelings or my bitching doesn't change a damn thing. Funny thing is, just in the six years I've been doing this, I've decided that everyone's circumstances are different and everyone does it different. It's not up to me to tell them how to do it. (Oh, I could -- yes, indeedy.)
Success is the best revenge.
I put six years into this blog already, and if it ends up just being me, myself, and I -- I'll find those three guys absolutely fascinating. Heh.
So when a commenter says, "You used to have an interesting blog" I sort of want to respond in Jon Stewart's immortal words: "I'm not your monkey."
But of course I don't want to respond like that, because people might think I don't appreciate they're reading this...
I mean, I love it when people read the blog and comment. Feels like community. But I totally understand that the more internal this dialogue gets the less externally interesting it probably is.
I'll still try commenting on other things, too, if you want to check back once in awhile.
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