Interesting point this as it’s a two point answer…or a two part question..or two questions..
I was looking at my viewing stats today and realised, depressingly, that nobody is reading my blogs.
Not that I’m forcing anyone to read it but, just not occasionally, it would be nice to think that I wrote something that captured the imagination or was interesting or useful and I had some views.
I’m a little envious of those who get regular sizeable views. I know there are some very talented bloggers out there with their finger on the pulse and who use the terminology concerning the subjects their readers are clearly interested in but I guess…or know..that I’m not in that category.
That’s a very different ball game..on a different playing field…
I try not to blog about Autism in great scientific depth. I leave that to the experts who know the up to date research and terminology and who can throw out the correct phraseology which, I must admit, goes way over my head. There are too many ‘isms for my liking.
I can blog about my experience of being Autistic but I’m not sure that’s found to be interesting by most people. Especially when I’m not couching it in the deep thinking way that many of my Autistic associates can and do.
And what I have found is that my interests, to other people, just aren’t that interesting.
I know popular blogs exist that review books, music and films but if they are already being written then there’s little point in my own perspective. And, in all fairness, having Anhedonia means that most of that kind of stuff just doesn’t interest me and hasn’t for the last three years.
I can only blog so much about snakes. For one they really don’t interest many and two, it’s not like I have one here that I can blog about. The Daily diary of Paula Python will have to wait.
I’ve done quite a few travel blogs.
I’ve tried to make them interesting and amusing but, again, they don’t appeal to many and I probably don’t have a style that’s distinctive enough to stand out from the crowd. I also don’t travel enough so can’t do daily real time updates that people can follow. Of course if someone wants to pay me to travel and blog please let me know…
So the question is, why bother ?.
Why continue to blog ?. Partly because it’s a way of expressing myself and getting thoughts down on paper..or virtual paper..and partially because of ego. I’d like to be recognised as a good blogger worth reading…
I suppose it’s very much that actually. With no identifiable talents it would be nice if what I wrote had an audience that wanted to read what I wrote and wanted more. It would be a boost to an admittedly broken ego and perhaps stimulate some interest in something.
But it’s not going to happen. I’m afraid that being realistic must come first.
So, the answer to my original final question is, I suppose “Probably not”…and that brings up a whole new question…”Should I carry on ?” ..
I think I’ll just have to wait and see.