Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Do you have to turn yourself into an archetype to have people read your blog?

Not sure. My blog is scattered and not many people read it. Hmm... i need more evidence.


Grabloid said...

I was just having a very similar thought...literally like 2 minutes ago. Nobody reads my blog either (ok, maybe like 4 people :)). Oh well, I see it as being a weird little journal of sorts. Is that satisfying enough to keep one going though???

Grabloid said...

And if it makes you feel better, I am one of the 'not many people' that read your blog. :)

The Holmans said...

“The bitterest tear shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone”
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

Will said...

Hi Torben, I'm a former student and lifelong admirer of Scott Abbott's who wandered over here from his blog. My blog is also very unfocused (like I am) and is read mainly by a handful of family and friends.

Unless you think like a marketer to figure out what people want to read, you may never attract a large crowd. I'm sure you could choose a slant, go for it, stick to it and get a following.

But that might be like speaking in front of a huge auditorium (a dynamic that does have its benefits) all of the time. My favorite conversations are always just me and a few close friends.

I suppose it's a question of what kind of communication you are trying to achieve here.

Will said...

Well, I've looked around a bit and I dig what you have going on here. I'm always interested in the thoughts of a thoughtful young Mormon swimming somewhat upstream.

I'll be back around, and I suggest you keep on doing what you're doing.