As mentioned in yesterday’s post… the muse pushed off to the pub… without inviting me to join. Now, here I sit… wondering what to do next? I think I’m simply trying too hard. I’ve been doing a daily post since March 2011… WordPress stats tells me I’ve done 2788 posts, that’s including today’s. I’ve tried various ways of promoting my short stories… with very little success. Thanks to the bloggers who have acquired, read and review The Lucky Thirteen... I will always be grateful for your support, here and on the other platforms.
However, I am staring blog oblivion in the face… shall we coin a new term, if it isn’t already out there… blog-a-blivion… got a ring to it, don’t you think? You see… there I go again, trying to solicit interaction. OK… back to the blogging. If I spend just half an hour per day preparing my daily posts then I’ve spent about 60 days of my life blogging… well, the prep part of blogging, not to mention the interaction part. Mmmm, makes one wonder, does it not?
Now… I do really get enjoyment out of my blogging and the interaction with others out there in the virtual world but the nagging question always remains… why has my blog never seemed to grow? Why does this very personal platform of mine not bring more rewards? Why am I not managing to use social media to generate more book sales? What am I doing wrong or dare I ask, does my blog suck?
I want to take a step back… for a short while at least but I don’t want to let slip on my daily posts… I sort of have this thing about getting to ten years’ daily posts but it will be meaningless if my blog sucks… or bores the shite out of you after a few visits. OK… time for me to give you a pic for the day… why not a ship for a change?? I’ve going through my photo storage… cleaning up to make more space on the external drives… and in the process I realised just how many ship photos I have… here’s one of the many!
A few of the old-times gracing Dublin’s River Liffey… Tall Ships 2012 – that long ago!
PS – Remember… there will be no Nellie today… she’s run off with the muse
PPS – Happy Hump Day!