I’m certainly not the only one who has come across a few blogs whose authors claim they write for only themselves, that they don’t care if no one reads their blogs.
Really? How is that so? And I hope you are not like that?
If you don’t expect to be read, why do you have a blog? Or better still, why did you index your blog as ‘public’ instead of as “private”?
Doesn’t it sound unbelievable to say that you write a blog and you don’t care if people read it or not?
Just think about it for a minute. You don’t want something to be found, yet you display it in the open sunshine, publicly?
I know you are not like that, so let’s get it straight.
You should expect your blog to be read. That’s the minimum you deserve once you have taken the pain to increase the number of blogs on the blogosphere by setting up one and publishing on it.
It does not make common sense to say that you started your blog without caring if anyone reads it or not. Enough of that self-deception!
The mere fact that you published something online is proof enough that you would want it read.
Cristian Mihai of The Art of Blogging avers that it is a false statement for anyone to say that, “I write for myself. I don’t care if anyone reads my blog.”
His argument is that “If you weren’t interested in [having] readers, then you would write all your stuff on your computer, in a notepad, [and] keep it all under your bed or in a closet.”
That sounds funny but it is true. The moment you publish something online, you can be sure that some people will find it to read it.
So stop saying you don’t care if people read your posts or not because we know you care. If you don’t really care, then you should shut down your blog.
What do you think?
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