I've been doing some Spring Cleaning around Reyjr.com - removed some unnecessary links, cleaned up the template a bit, etc., then I got to writing this post, my first for 2014, and hopefully not my last.
I've been deliberating for a while now about whether or not I should keep this blog running, and why it even mattered, and what would I do with it really, and I even got my wife in to brainstorm blog visions for the future.
So I thought I'd let you in too, my audience, maybe you have the answer to my blogger's dilemma.
Let's pretend we're sitting across from each other at a coffee shop and talking blogs. I ask you how yours is doing, and you politely ask how mine is. So I proceed to tell you my blog has been in a sort of limbo for the last 2 years. My posts have been sparse, very few and far in between to be able to generate any meaningful traffic, much less develop any sort of readership base.
Sitemeter metrics show my Page Views dropped from 8,000 per month and rising 2 years ago, to now around 200 per month and even decreasing further. My Alexa Page Rank dropped from a respectable 4/10 to a dismal 1/10. Simply put: nobody reads this blog anymore because there are no new posts to read.
So it begs the question, why then have I kept it running for over 2 years now without new posts?
I've renewed the url Reyjr.com for this blog in October last year, not without hesitation. I guess I clicked the purchase button more out of sentimental feelings rather than a determination to blog again.
But then here I am and writing again. I think that's an awesome (re)start!
Reyjr.com is in a peculiar position: since I'm basically starting again from dirt, I can take it to wherever I want to without fear of losing readership. That concept actually got me excited, given all the changes that have happened in my life in the past couple of years, a change in my writing seemed appropriate. But still, what do I write about? What would you, my audience, want to read about?
No, really, tell me please. Go ahead, jump in and tell me what you think.