Picking up the Pace


The number of views on my blog is down from last month and way down from the month before.  Last month it really bothered me, but this month I am completely ambivalent.  So what has made the difference in my views and my attitude?

Well the decrease in views has a lot to do with my approach to my blog.  I have stopped trying to bring in viewers.  Don’t get me wrong…I still want views and I love when I get a big spike in views, but I am not actively courting them any more.  No contests, no attempts to sound like I know what I’m doing when it comes to writing, and no filler just for the sake of drawing attention.

Why the attitude change?  Well last month I saw my productivity drop significantly.  I had received views but at the cost of making progress on my writing.  I went from an average of 660 words per day in March to less than 350 in April.  I had been sacrificing progress on my WIP in favor of views.

So what did I do?  I stopped trying to get people to come to my blog and refocused myself on the writing.  As a result I have gotten my word count back above my goal of 500 words per day and that is all on my WIP not on blobs or anything else.  I am pleased with the work and it is coming easily which is a refreshing change.

I am happy with where I am right now and if my views stay around 20 per day I can live with that…at least until I’m ready for publishing.

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4 thoughts on “Picking up the Pace

  1. Yup, that’s the problem with this whole blogging thing. Anything that keeps you from writing, keeps you from writing. That’s why I refuse to Twitter, it would be just another way to procrastinate and waste time, that and the fact that on one really wants to hear what I have to think during the day. Hell, I don’t even want to hear what I have to think during the day.

    The blog does keep me warmed up though. And after a month of doing it I find myself spending less time on creating a blog post. The writing flow a bit easier now, so when I sit down to write my fiction I find that it flows a bit easier now too. But I do need to spend more time writing my fiction than blogging, and gaming, and sleeping, and eating… OH bugger, I have to go exercise today to…

    1. I still us twitter, but not as much as I used to. It is a distraction and quite frankly my “free” time is so limited that it often falls to the wayside. That being said, I have made some good friends while trying to promote my work via twitter so it has not been a complete waste. I’m just in a place right now where any promotion of my work will have to be completely organic since I can’t write and put in the time and effort to self promote. So, like I said, self promotion is on hold until the novel gets ready to drop.

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