Monday musings 1: Why promote a blog anyway

Hey guys,
Steve here.

I have been blogging for two and a half years now, if not longer than that; yet I still only have on average 13 views per day, 100 followers, and only 8600 views, even after two and a half years. So why do I keep blogging? Why not just say “Oh… this is horrible traffic, and I give up?”
I could very well be doing that if I wanted to… but I don’t. For one, my 8600 views and 100 followers are good enough for me. For two, I didn’t come here to get staggering traffic amounts; I came here to talk about my life, and for the opportunity to write on a regular bases. And even if I stopped receiving followers, or people decided to quit following my blog, and I was blogging for other people, I could still think: there are still people listening.
The small amount of people reading this helps me if anything; after all, It’s better to have a small audience of people you care about than a staggering number of followers whom you don’t know.

You might be wondering why I started off the blog post that way. It has to do with blog promotion, and why I will never attempt to do it. There are so many blog posts (on Google, blogger, word press, live journal etc etc) that talk about how to promote your blog. I must say, that most of these people know quite a bit, and I’m sure this stuff would work well if I tried it.
“Why don’t you try it?” you might be wondering. Well because I think promoting my blog would be a waste of time. Now if you other bloggers want to promote your blog, you go right ahead. Heck, I could even help you get some views, but I myself will not be doing it. In my opinion, a blog like mine wasn’t meant to get 50 billion views per day. A blog like mine wasn’t meant to end up #1 on Google or anything like that. My site was meant to be a sort of notebook, journal if you will… a place where I could talk about my life and I knew anyone who read it would be listening to what I had to say.
So basically, I think that blog promotion is only for those news blogs, tech blogs, or government and/or enterprise sites. Of course, there are others out there who blog like me and will continue to promote their blog, and I wish them the best of luck.

Thanks for reading,
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