I have been trying to get on here and write more.
I just read in 9 Non-Technical Tips To Finding Readers For Your Blog by Tony Eldridge that one of the best ways to keep your readership up is to blog consistently. Well my blogging schedule has been anything but consistent! One week I write three posts, the next week only one—and that isn’t helping my readership’s interest I’m sure.
My problem most of the time is that I don’t think I have anything worthwhile to write in my blog. I wonder why that is? It’s not like I don’t have stuff to talk about. The trouble is to find the relative part of the venn—the part that I care about AND you care about. And apparently this can be pretty difficult, at least for me.
I suppose I have this subconscious opinion that you probably don’t care about anything I have to say. This makes the elements of the venn, from my perspect, pretty reclusive. It means that I have to push myself to write.
Is it true that you really don’t care?
Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. But that shouldn’t matter to me. I think the best writing advice I have ever given, and heard from others, is this: Don’t write for anyone but yourself.
The reason people like what you write is that it’s YOU. They don’t want to read about themselves or anyone else when they come to your blog or pick up your book; they want to read about YOU.
When you write with your inspiration and motivation hand in hand, when you let go and let your creative genius take over, that’s when you write stuff worth reading. That’s when people take note and say, “Hey, this guy’s got something going on!” That’s when they come back to read your next post. That’s when they care.
I need to take my own advice.