Don’t let the smile fool you. All has not been well re: blogging around here. (Also, random sidenote: I miss warm weather.)
I’m kind of in a blogging funk over here – so of course I feel the need to blog about it.
I love my blog and the community it has built so much, but I’d be lying if the numbers and stats didn’t matter. And lately I’ve plateaued out. I’m not getting very many follows on Twitter or Facebook, and my daily page views are pretty low. And I’m kind of at a loss over what to do about it. More link-ups? More commenting on blogs (by me)? Actually exploring my camera and/or Photoshop, leading to hopefully better photos? More variety?
Maybe a little bit of all those things.
I wasn’t even going to brooch the subject, partly because I felt like I was admitting that my blog is a failure. Which of course isn’t true, because I shouldn’t measure success on how many blog hits I get. Success is that wonderful amazing sense of satisfaction when I schedule a blog post I truly love or when I have an idea that comes to fruition. I do a happy dance when a reader leaves a comment or repins an image from my blog. But at some point, growth has to factor in for something. And I need to give mine a boost. Or three boosts, to be specific.
- Every WEDNESDAY, I’ll be hosting a link-up party! Show me what you’re wearing, what you’re crafting or just what you’re blogging about!
- I’ll be blogging on the WEEKENDS in a new series called “Ask Catherine”. You can ask me ANYTHING – about fashion, pet ownership, relationships and life, and I will answer them. Sometimes I’ve just really wanted to ask my favorite bloggers questions, but they might not have a good platform for those. This is your chance – EMAIL ME already! I’m really excited to see where this goes. And seriously – ask me anything. (All question-askers will be kept anonymous – at least to my readers.)
- And under the “It’s About Time” tab – I’m offering up my blog for SPONSORS! Fellow bloggers, Etsy owners and other businesses will have the chance come March to buy ad space on my blog for $5 – for the whole month. I’ll have more information coming tomorrow about this – I’m looking forward to working with YOU!
I love my blog – but more than that, I love my readers. If you all have any feedback, criticism or topics, you know what to do.
It’s fine to be in a funk. But it’s not ok to do nothing about it. Here’s hoping I get out of mine.