When it comes to Blogging, i am particularly lazy when it comes to attracting new readers. Call it arrogant but i go along the lines of people will find me if they want to read what i say and my stat counter seems to tick along at around an average of 100 views a day.
It really doesn't reflect well on me that i have been here spouting my words of wisdom for years and my readership in mid 2013 is still where it was in mid 2009 and i don't have a problem with that, i am eternally grateful that there are 100 people who find this blog interesting enough to come back to but it does make me wonder why the figures have stagnated.
I did take a big hit when Blogburst closed and accepted the invitation to write posts for International Business Times which turned out to be a waste of time but the most probable cause is the blog content. It has been mentioned previously that the blog is a hotchpotch of everything so it isn't a political or current affairs blog but has a bit of everything from
astronomy to sports to music so it is hard to categorise. A sports fan who would read a post about the Premier League transfer deadline may come back next time to see a piece about Marxism which would be confusing.
I did think about splitting the blog into several smaller blogs but that seemed quite a daunting prospect so left it as it was.
I also considered sticking to one subject but i would have soon bored of that restriction, i like writing about anything and everything that puts a bee in my bonnet.
I will admit that i blatantly ignored my blogroll and i did once have a long list of bloggers that i visited at first but as bloggers left, i never went looking for anymore to replace them. My Google reader has about 5 active bloggers on it where it once had 30.
Not being on Facebook or Twitter is another failing, i tried it but found the idea of writing the same thing 3 times tedious, i'd much rather spend the time writing something else than editing the original post down to fit on Facebook or Twitter.
I know i am going to have to launch myself on a round of blog visiting to refill my blogroll and be more active (Daniel, i still can't comment at your blog) if i want to increase readership but then i refer you back to my opening sentence.
Any suggestions welcome.