A horse walks into a bar and takes a seat. The bartender greets him with, “Why the long face, pal?” ~ A meaningful joke by Sheldon Cooper
Growing readership doesn’t come overnight for most. Growing readership may never come for the many. Growing readership may be a pipe dream… anything wrong with dreaming?
It seemed a good time to report in on the success/ failure rate of the newly implemented suggestions from the gurus of the blogging world. Has readership increased? …not so much, maybe a tad.
I have noticed some things have changed though. For one, the primary objective happened. Our missions pages have seen more traffic by eliminating all of the clutter from our header. I guess if there’s only a couple of choices, more will click in.
We’ve also noticed an increase in commenting. Well, as long as the topic is comment-able. What I mean is, it seems readers are comfortable commenting on certain topics and not others.
The current series on hell appears to be an area of much discomfort. Duh… The visits to these articles are normal, but the crickets seem to take over the response blocks. Go figure.
On that note, the ever-encouraging ccragamuffin brought some interesting thoughts to the most recent article “The Context of Hell.” She alluded to the fact that everything is not so black and white on the playing field of this discussion. Should you not have noticed, she also did a little name-tossing… names that should cause us to stop and consider just how unsettled the Christian view of this eternal place of torment really is. Far be it from me to stand toe to toe with John Stott or C. S. Lewis.
Still, the series will roll on.
So what’s on tap for next week? This, by the way is another suggestion from the masters of the blogging world: schedule your articles. So let’s see how well I’m able to stick to these guns.
Monday – Continuing series on hell.
Tuesday – Touring with Ezra in Dakar
Wednesday – Posting at ChristianBlessings (ccragamuffin’s Meandering with Moses series)
Thursday – Ramblings from the Grace Ranch.
Friday – Free! Well, free to roam the prairies as I choose.
What do you think of trying to schedule your writing? Does this put too much constraint on our freedom, or add some discipline? Also, as some suggest, can a writer post too little or too much? Happy weekend!