1. Hilarity in Shoes
    January 9, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    I feel like my blog is pretty random too, and so I have no natural set of readers. But, I'm lucky to live in DC, where there is a strong blogging community. I've thought before about what I might do if that wasn't true, and I think I might start something like http://www.dcblogs.com, which has been (in my opinion) an important part of the glue that holds DC bloggers together.Also, I just participated in this thing that you might like:http://lovelinkin.com/Hang in there! I'm reading


  2. Cheney
    January 9, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Thank you for the info and for dropping in! Part of my endeavor for this year is to be a better blog commenter, so I will catch up on your blog. I actually read a lot of your blog this past summer and fall – you are a great writer!


  3. EG
    January 9, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    I feel the same way! I've only been blogging a short time, but already find myself losing motivation, because I'm not getting comments. Seeing yours today really made me feel like someone was paying attention, so I think you have the right idea, and I'm going to pay it forward! :-)The niche thing is so true. I feel like I'm faking it by calling mine a "mommy blog". I really don't want that to be the only thing I write about, but hope that it will be a place to start. Maybe the secret is to have a few niches. Like, 3 to 10. Haha!I also can completely relate to the friend situation. I've kept in close contact with just a small group of friends and tend to spend more time online. It's convenient, and my husband and I are busy with work among other things.Feel free to stay in touch via email (added above) – would love to share ideas and have a new acquaintance to correspond with!Good luck, and I look forward to reading more of your posts!EG


  4. Lot
    January 11, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    Hi ladies,Maybe you will hate my comment (you can always delete it) but here goes anyway. If you enjoyed thinking about the post, writing it, re-writing it, having a goal & something to look forward to do, meeting new people, visiting other blogs, etc, then isn't a comment an awfully small thing to build your disappointment on? It's not some metric that shows how popular you are or how much people enjoyed your work, it's just completely random. Some of the highest amount of visitors came to posts that no one has ever left a comment on. I say, just enjoy it and then whatever happens happens. Don't overthink it, just like what you write about. One practical tip is to come up with a writing schedule for yourself. So say for example Mondays are about kids, Tuesdays writers, Wednesday your quest to find a publisher, etc. THis way you will be more structured.


  5. Tash
    January 12, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Hey there, found you over on IB4M! Keep it up, and keep true to the I Blog 4 Me idea….cos blogging should be about you and what you want to write about. People will read, if you keep at it, and write true!I have created the most traffic recently by promoting posts on Twitter….who knew Twitter could be a blogging tool!


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