Quote: Mondays are the potholes in the road of life
It’s not Monday but I hit a pothole………
Today, the weirdest, most awful coincidence happened to me. It caused me to have one of those heart thudding, chest moments. It took at least 6 months off my life.
Once you start blogging, this little niggling worm starts gnawing at your brain. Though you love writing posts, it keeps whispering:
Who’s reading? Anyone?
Due to this, I decided to read up on “traffic” (people who come to your site – I dislike that term) and “followers” (I detest that term even more – but that will be in a whole, new post) just to see how I can make sure people know I am here.
I’ve got to say it was deflating stuff. It seems you need the business acumen of Bill Gates, a marketing guru and zillion of Facebook contacts to stand a chance.
Anyway, I wrote a post about this subject THIS MORNING (remember that) and PUBLISHED IT (which means it can be seen by everyone).
I had a bit of time so browsed Wordpress, which allows you to take a look at some other blogs. I really liked some and left a couple of messages for the writers and my details in case they wanted to browse my site. I logged off to have a shower.
IN THE SHOWER IT HIT ME. One of the writers had written a piece detailing how the colours of typed words can be used as a marketing tool.
In the post I had written in the morning, I had used loads of coloured words to emphasis why I was so BLUE (imagine colour) about the more “clinical and cynical” nature of blogging. IF that writer visited my site, she might think I had deliberately copied her ideas or more horrifying, was deliberately mocking her views.
OMG!!! I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOATHED THE THOUGHT. Imagine offending someone you hoped would offer the hand of friendship? I’m normally so polite!
This post now replaces THAT one. The other is currently languishing in a dismal dungeon labelled “trashed posts”. PHEW!!