So I just surpassed 300 followers on The Inked Autist. Compared to a lot of the blogs I follow, dare I say that’s…infinitesimal? Oh well, what started off as a personal diary to catalog tattoo ideas turned into something much bigger than I ever anticipated. Yes, I realize a lot of those followers are bullshit spambots, but I think that’s the same situation for every blogger on this site (seriously WP, you gotta cut a lot of the crap!).
That said, I can’t help but wonder: my followers are at an all-time high but my readership has dropped dramatically in recent months. My stats (both views and comments) are WAY down. Are people just taking blogging breaks? Is this site dying out? Is WordPress going the way of Xanga back in the day (I reflect upon the rise and fall of Xanga, and I was a big-name blogger on Xanga too – I literally had thousands of followers there).
Am I doing something wrong to alienate my core base as well as new readers? If I’m doing something wrong I need to know so I can fix it. I’ve met so many awesome people through this medium and would like to continue doing so.
Have I offended any of you? If I have somehow offended any of you, I need to know. If you don’t want to air your grievances publicly, feel free to send me a private email (address on the side bar of this blog). I normally respond within a day maximum, usually within an hour or two.
I would appreciate any feedback, positive or negative, props or constructive criticism. If no one notices I think I’ll dye my hair blue. After all, what are words for when no one listens? It’s no use talking at all!