I was just looking at my view history. It is pretty poor. Around 15 was my top number of daily views for the last week. It was normally around 3. I see people out there with hundreds, even thousands of views, and the same number for followers. I know people who earn money on their posts. Then I look at my pitiful attempt at a blog and my smile dwindles.
But, today, I got a comment from WordPress thanking me for 7 years of blogging. I stop and think of that!!! 7, that’s SEVEN, years I have been writing for WordPress. One of those years was, at least, one post per day. So, now, I am asking myself why do we post? Why do I post? Why should we post at all? As usual, the answers seem to be all over the board.
Some post for glory. Some post to make a point. Some post to create conversations. Some post to make friends. And, I am sure there are many other reasons for people to post. The answer seems to be “It doesn’t matter why.”
I think this is a basic truth, but it all depends on how you read it. It does matter why you post, but only to you. You want friends, glory, to prove a point, to talk? Why not? Why shouldn’t you post for those reasons?
Today, I began writing this post only because I got the 7 year notice and checked my stats. I had this idea and ran with it. You all are great! You comment; you view; you accept; and you let me know what you are thinking of what I posted. That seems to me to be the best reason for posting: to put an idea out there and see who thinks what about it.
Yeah, not very well-written, nor very original. Still, putting an idea out there to see what people think. That’s not bad. I think it allows all the other reasons to exist and still be a valid point.
So, write a post; publish an article; heck, write a book. But, do it for you, whatever your reason, it is important to you and that makes all the difference. Have I told you anything new here? I don’t know…You tell me…
I want to hear your comments. Not for views, not for space, not for glory…I just want to know!