Friday, April 24, 2009

Questions About Blogging

Well, hello everyone! It's not that often that I speak directly to my audience. I figure there is a first time for everything. So, Hi, Hello, Hola, etc etc. I don't know very many of those, or rather, I can't think of them right now. Ever since having the children, sometimes, I am really out there. And, when I mean out there, I mean far out there.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank for posting my blog on their home page for the last two days. I was completely overjoyed and flattered that I made such an impression. A spot on the home page? As my children say, "How cool is that?!" For a couple of days, I was a celebrity! :) I guess that was my fifteen minutes of fame. Oh well, just like most great things- gone in a flash.

No updates yet on the big secret. I know many of you are waiting to find out the big scoop. We are still waiting on an important phone call, then maybe....just maybe....I can talk about it. I need to have a conference with my husband. What a drag it is that I just can't blahbitty blah blah blah about this.

Currently, I am trying to figure out exactly what it takes to get more readers for a blog. Truthfully, prior to writing one, I had never read a blog. Does that make me horrible? I just one day had the urge to write....and a few weeks passed.....and the urge came back.....again and again. So, I decided to do it. Then, I started finding out all of this cool stuff about blogging. I think I have been trapped in a black hole for the last four years. I remember always being on the computer and really being "up" on the technology thing. Now, I am seriously behind the times. Hopefully with some time, I can catch up again.

Back to the readers thing: What makes people want to read a blog? I am sure they have to be entertained, I understand that; but what else? Is blogging mainly a word-of-mouth thing? Maybe I need to shorten my blogs. This is of course difficult for me because I can just have one topic run into another topic that runs into another topic all day long-thus the name of this blog. Maybe I just need to try and stick with my funnier stuff versus my serious stuff. I have tried to do a few things that I read would improve my stats, but am not sure how well they are working. It could just take some time.

If anyone has some insight, please tell me. Nicely, if you don't mind. Something like..."You suck, that's why no one reads, idiot!" is not a welcome response. Oh no, one thought...if I have very few readers, who will answer this question? Smart, Crystall!

1 comment:

Mom H said...

Crystall I love your blogs and look forward to reading them...I check in once a week and then I usually have 2 or 3 to read for the week!!! I always knew you had something special in there!! You were a great kid and a special friend to Crystal....glad I got to know you way back when.