There’s a whole lot of thinking out loud in the Blogosphere. According to Wikipedia, as of February 16th, 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence . Wow! That means every single person in the 10 most populous states from CA to NC could, at this very moment, be writing on their blog!
Blogging is primarily monologue, with bits and pieces of dialogue. For me, the dialogue days are the halcyon days. Since I don’t have an obvious niche (financial investment, cooking, parenting etc…), I really need to know why I’m writing. If you’re just starting a blog, maybe you can learn from my mistakes.
Mistake no# 1 – I had no idea what I wanted to say. I’m an accidental blogger. I was originally just blog-sub.
Mistake no# 2 – I fell into the Stat trap, albeit a really tiny one. Average views per day: January – 10; February – 36; March – 57; April – 131; May – 144. Who were these people and why were they reading? I should have been focused on answering no#1.
Mistake no# 3 – I committed to writing everyday whether I had anything to say or not (a bit like my talking).
Mistake#4 – I tried to remain PC at my PC, which allowed for some humor and some facts but shorted out when it came to engaging content.
Mistake #5 – Whatever it is, I’m probably still making it. I can only fix 4 problems at once…
So I’ll sign off tonight with a partial list of topics people have typed in to find Fork in the last 3 days. I’m no longer trying to find a pattern, I’m just trying to find a voice.
|kurt vonnegut fork in the road quote|
|he showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of americans|
|“never save the day” song|
|little fork ranch in tilden, tx|
|epsom salt make you thirsty|
|every never eyes|
|my hair is stuck in a clound|
|pig in sunshine|
|gallop poll’s happiest cities in america 2011|
|fighters nature or nurture|
|are frog legs good fried|
|annual egg jarping championship|
|coke thirsty conspiracy salt|
|strongest is the man whose pleasures are the cheapest|
|bullies, braggarts, backstabbers, and banshees answers|
|when did the word friggatriskaidekaphobia come out|
|lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut?|
|why can’t i see the moon tonight|
|everyone knows your name, knows what kind of truck you drive|
|gate guards jobs in tx|
|darth vadar invitation in houston|
|stuck pigs in smiley|
|wild boars in the city|
|fork sticks for snakes|
|olympic size ice rink|
|who said “always leave them wanting more”|
|daughters day 2011 love|
|oil rigs in texas|
|gate guards eagle ford shale|
|terry holland fso|
|do fulltime rvers find it hard to find a handyman|
|“would you like to try a pepper too?”|
|things that don’t belong together|
|south texas gate guard companies|
|who lost 800 to 900 million on friday the 13th|
|life lessons from the beverly hillbillies|
|i googled my therapists name|
|“dr pepper 10 2 4” song|
|eagle fork ford oil cap wells|
|i would know if i could|
|who make gate questions|
|every never eyes|
|fork in the road wordpress|
|can i place a flower-pot display on a fork road|
|king beheads wife|