It's a serious question that I have to ask. Readership is extremely low, and the comments are virtually non existent. I know life happens to all of us. It's also Spring, and baseball is in the air. This year though something is off.....way off. Watching March Madness, nah that ain't it. I don't know if it's me or is it this way for everyone?
Today is the 80th day of the year. This is my 65th post this year and #1300 for blog. There have only been xxxx views, and 137 comments (excludes myself). 43 of the comments from the #1 (the best) Commenter in the Blogosphere (Fuji), and 12 with Dion who he and I have traded about that many times this year and whose cards I am showing tonight.
This pyramid of Braves were all needs from my want lists. Thank you Dion.
Back to the question at the forefront. Is this happening all around us? Or is it that I am just too boring? Many bloggers write for themselves. I am not one of those, heck most of the time I am just showing the cards that I get in or find a super deal on which is really what my blog is all about (not so much the writing). So, because I do need the views and comments I have to ask myself whether or not the 10 hours (sometimes double) each week I spend on preparing the cards for the blog is worth it? If I took January out of the equation, the numbers are really really really horrible. Yeah, it has me in the dumps. I held my first contest of the year this month. I usually have several throughout the year basically to reward followers. This contest had 4..... 4 comments from 34 views. Heck, the results post which showed zero cards had 37 views and 2 comments. I guess what I am saying is I take my joy from reading the comments, and it's just not been there (Mark this excludes you... I hope you're doing well). This summer will mark my 6th anniversary, not long I know, but I am considering saying goodbye on that date.
I'll finish up the last two Jacksonville card show posts tomorrow and Saturday.
Have a great weekend!