I Don’t Blog For My Readers

Let me tell you why:

  1. Readers be fickle
  2. I’m not doing this for clout or dollars.

Sure, it would be nice to make a buck or two off something I already enjoy, but I don’t have the bandwidth for a side gig and blogging cannot be that. When I post, it’s because I want to and not because I feel I have to and you all who continue to read my posts validate that. I can come out of the woodwork with a random post and yall will still read and engage. I don’t gotta force that. Plus, one does not simply keep up with the many, and ever-changing interests of an audience of peoples.

Hear me out.

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I blog when I have something to say, and I often think about my readers benefitting from the things I share. But I do not blog what I think people are expecting me to say. (Besides the truth of course)

I used to take to heart all the blogging advice that said you should publish what your readers want. And I can get that, especially if them reading translates into some payback for you. Still, won’t pushing out content simply for a click suck the life out of your passion for it? I see many a frustrated youtuber trying to crack some non-existent code of having people want to deal with their content all the time. Just doesn’t seem worth it.

At the end of the day, I when I write it does something for me as well as you. Once it stops doing something for me, it will show. I’ve seen some sorry ass blog posts where I can easily tell the person spent more time working on the title and header image than they did on the stuff they actually put in the post. I, personally, find that to be trash. Truly don’t understand how you retain an audience that way. This is why I feel like people be so pressed to recruit new followers and readers because they’re not doing anything to retain.

Basically,

I’m gon write on this here blog what I want to write and when I want to write it. (Tho, I’m sorry for being trifling cuz I know I been missing af from this blog) Shoutout to the faithful for continuing to entertain my content regardless of what form it takes.

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4 thoughts on “I Don’t Blog For My Readers

  1. It’s crazy because I JUST came to Thai conclusion about two weeks ago. I got so caught up in trying to please my readers and post every week that I started taking myself away from why I started writing in the first place. Quality over quantity.

  2. Imma bookmark to return to every time I find myself getting lost in the sauce! It happens at least once a year and have to force myself to take a break from everything and regroup! It’s so easy to get distracted by what the people want and forget why you started in the first place! Thank you for the reminder!

    & yes sis, WE MISS YOU! But we appreciate the authenticity, yes I am speaking on behalf of all of your readers lol

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