Of Opinions has crossed the 1000 followers mark! As always, thank you for taking her this far. It’s been a grand ride. I’m glad you were part of it. I’m writing one of those taking stock posts again, and 1000 seems like a pretty good number to look back on. It does make me a little sad that very few of the 1000 actually read my blog from time to time. However, they’ve all helped in getting her to this comfortable place, and that matters a lot.
But, is comfort good enough? Well, with all the millions of blogs out there, I’m thankful to even be seen, let alone read. There was something about this in a post featured on Freshly Pressed recently. It was on the difference between attention and value. As far as that equation goes, I do get more more value-based attention than attention just for the sake of it. There is nothing in this blog that people are desperate to read. I picture my readers casually browsing through while being comfortably sat on a chair, drinking tea. It’s more Reader’s Digest than The Telegraph, I suppose. Though I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
What I do know is, I want to shake things up a bit. I’ve felt that for most of this month. I don’t want to change what I do, I just want to add more to it. I used to think about making videos but, it’s just too much of an investment for now. And, would you really like me to ramble on about my miseries in a ten-minute video? Only a proper comedian could make that work. I was thinking about making podcasts but, again, I’m not sure. I’ve made a couple of demos but, c’mon, it’s a completely different medium. It took me quite a few bumps to settle in on a writing format that works here. But, translating the core of this written blog to something that is even more personality-driven ( it’s speaking, after all ) will require a great deal of work. And, most of all, I don’t know if it will be any good!
So, what do I do to keep things grand? I don’t want to get bored of blogging. I feel like that twice a month, but then I start aching to write and share again. This isn’t humility; it’s plain relief at the fact that I can fulfil my need to be read on a blog that keeps growing. Forgive me if I grow an annoying amount of ego in case I make it in writing but, for now, I’m just relieved I have some place to satisfy my urge to be read. I have been managing a good three posts + one quote on a weekly basis, which is a good enough schedule for me. I’m doing nothing to promote my blog though. I keep meaning to work on that but, I don’t want to become too obsessed with stats. Though, that’s probably a good thing.
Since there aren’t any solid ideas around, maybe I should only focus on doing what I do, and try to do it better. Who knows, in a disjointed train of thought something may suggest itself and Of Opinions will stop being a well-settled civil servant for a while and find some rock and roll in her.
Do you have any ideas for making Of Opinions grander?