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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