Recently, I sent a question over to Jasmine at EatMoveWrite asking her about readership. I know I’ve battled myself back and forth with this topic, but I have this issue where I really want people reading my blog. It isn’t about popularity or recognition, but rather because I have a lot to say, and sometimes other people can relate. This is what I said:
“I am skeptical of one thing with my own blog. I have all of these great things I want to write about, but my readership is so small right now that I don’t want to spend all of this time writing something and have one or two people read it, you know? I have no profit or gain from my blog, of course, but my main goal is to share things with people. I don’t need to share them with myself, really, because I already know what I’m writing about. So I suppose my question is at what point did you feel that your blog really took off to a point where you could write something and know people were going to read it?”
Jasmine kindly took the time to address this question in her most recent Vlog. To listen to her response, click here. Out of everything she said, the main thing that stuck out to me was when she said, “Write…write to the death!” That really sparked my interest, because that’s what I plan to do, with or without a readership. If there are any bloggers out there (or people who are considering starting a blog) that worry about readership, I suggest that you go listen to the Vlog.
In other news, I finished my first two recipes for the Harry Potter Cookbook Challenge. I’m not going to give anything away, but I will tell you that I made one dish and one dessert, and both were AMAZING! Seriously, you will want to read about these recipes. Look for the post on Thursday evening. And if you haven’t done so yet, check out the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook page on Facebook, as well as the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook website.
That’s all I have for tonight. I need to stop loitering at my parents house for the evening (where I made the recipes). My dad is beginning to hassle me about my nerd-isms, and that’s usually the part in the evening where I leave.
If you’re a writer, what inspires you to write?
Do you think it’s important to have a large readership in order to blog?