I have published nearly 500+ pieces over the nearly 7 years that I’ve been writing this blog. Itchy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Frumpy, Dumpy, Lumpy, and Bumpy have been at work but, there’s no Snow White waiting back at the cottage for them. As a matter of fact, even the crickets have taken off for the forest.
Sadly, there’s too many blogs and a plethora of would-be writers who are all digging and scratching at the door to get in nowadays. I think that my days both here and in YouTube are numbered because of my age. In other words, it’s fruitless to continue on, it seems.
At nearly 7 years of writing this blog and a football field’s worth of topics and words, this blog has less than 300 followers still and few comments, views or visits. The likes are even scarcer. Is it worth it? Really….is it worth it?
I’ve done a lot of thinking lately and put up a few more pieces in the meanwhile. I’ve read, liked and followed other bloggers but, I also recognize that my time for blogging is worth nothing, not even followers. Yes, I’ve played the game too when I’m short on time. I am not that old that I don’t recognize that most writers of blogs don’t have the time to read every single entry on every single blog that they follow. Instead, there’s a short-cut method and every blogger has come to know what it is. I’ve done it as well in order to save time when I can’t read as much as I’d hoped to read and for that, I am ashamed of myself. I have always prided myself on being both honest and earnest.
Sadly, most people my age, are simply not interested in reading anything or even watching YouTube videos. They are too busy posting photos and jokes on Facebook, Instagram and yes, even Tweeting how to run an entire country in 140 characters or less. They’re not interested in signing up for accounts or hitting the like buttons and heaven forbid that they should have to comment somewhere other than a quick, “how cute”, “prayers” and oh yes, the ever popular one saying, “hugs”. It’s far too easy to hit a GIF button and select the closest cartoon GIF that matches their sentiments. We are in a world of either technology or those who steer clear of everything but, taking a photo with their cell phone during a moment to post to Facebook or one of the other platforms.
I have ONE friend here, on Facebook and YouTube who is my age or so. She knows who she is and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for being here and there for me and my work. She has been my biggest cheerleader and enthusiast. She has kept me going. Thank you C. C..
So, what am I really saying here? Am I quitting WordPress and Blogging?
The answer to that one is that I’m taking perhaps, a rest from the fray of it all and reformulating what it is that I’m going to do next. I truly don’t know but, I recognize one thing. Going on with the same types of things, hoping for a different outcome is the definition of insanity. I don’t wish to be considered “insane”.
For now, from my little corner of life, it’s time for a vacation to think more about what it is that I’m meant to be doing. It may or may not be this blog but, there has to be a different format if it is. There’s simply far too many “writers” out there who are all dreaming of a boost because they write blogs. There’s no magic in it all. Trust me. I should know. I’ve tried and tried and tried. For these almost 7 years now, it’s time for a change. What that will be, I’m unsure at this moment but, with some time to myself, it may come. At least, I hope.
Be well, Love and Light,
Have a GREAT day or evening!