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Friday, September 18, 2009

Smelling the Reality

Inklings left a comment recently on one of my posts, in which she pointed out that most of our family has either written a book, is in the process, or at least want to write one.  I finished 12 or 13 chapters of mine before I realized that I couldn't even get my own daughters to read my book, not even the one who reads things besides the Twilight series.


Since that realization, I have not touched that book in any creative way. It is true that it was also about that time that I got the internet, and started logging into both Facebook and Blogger, but I was still considerably discouraged. How could I hope to sell a book to a publisher that my own children, who fit into the target audience, avoid reading?

Then I realized that even though the numbers are going higher on my blog Site Meter, most of those numbers are most likely my own peeks at whether or not I have received any comments. If this were happening in person, I would take a sniff to see if my B.O. is too strong, or pop a mint into my mouth.

7 comments:

Delirious said...

Go in to the "settings" of your blog. Go to comments. Scroll down and you will see an option to get email notifications about comments that you get. That way you will know if you have comments without having to add to your site meter. ;)

Mr. Giggles said...

I already have that. Adding to my site meter makes me feel better! :o)

Delirious said...

I have found that the best way to increase traffic to your blog is to read other blogs and comment there. I usually find other blogs by checking out the blogs of people who comment.

Mr. Giggles said...

I am already following more people than I have commenting, so I will just keep doing what I do....

Inklings said...

Hey, I'm doing my part, I'm reading every day. :0) Even when you don't post. :0s

Twist's Tales said...

Don't give up on the book. If you finish it, you will always have that regardless of whether anyone reads it or not. I still believe I will publish my book. I can already see it as a movie. By the way, have you read mine?

Amber said...

LOL - i saw this funny sticker on facebook that said - I am 98% of my own blog readership LOL I thought it was funny and probably applied to myself - oh how i do love to hear myself blog