When I began blogging it was because I was frustrated with having to “get” everyone else but if I suggested an alternative perspective they would “get” upset. So blogging became my outlet with the high hopes that people would read and be influenced by my opinion.
To that end stats became very important. Getting on a routine, becoming “professional” and so on. Low stats meant I was not influencing others, high stats meant I was influencing others. The real killer is when hours are spent working on what I might think would be a great post to discover only a dozen or two people even visit the site to read it; of those 24 people only three or so stay for any longer then 10 seconds, and of those three only one might leave a comment.
What happened is that instead of writing with the hopes that I would influence others with some godly insight or other, I began (ironically) to write to get those stats up. Things became backwards.
Paul said in all things he learned to be content. I have changed my focus on blogging (and with it, my motives). In stead of being discontent because of the audience I don’t have, I have decided to be thrilled and thankful for the audience I do have!
Thanks for reading.