Zero New Likes

It’s very interesting, but having refrained from blogging for over a month in order to 1) go on a missions trip and 2) complete my novel (NaNoWriMo, here I come in a few days!), I happened to notice that while I was in writing land, quite a few people dropped by my site. There were more views than expected for someone like me who has been gone so long, but – get this – absolutely zero likes!

What’s up with that?

Did I lose touch with my audience while I was gone?

Were the people who stopped by my site looking for something – or someone – else?

It’s funny, but when I write more new posts, I seem to get more likes and comments than when the posts are older.

Do people see those older posts as “stale manna,” unworthy to be enjoyed because they’ve somehow lost their zing? Or perhaps they have enough likes already that new viewers look at them and say, “It doesn’t matter what I think. My vote doesn’t count.

But their vote does count. If only they knew! It’s hard to write consistently, day by day, or even week by week, especially when no one pays attention. Or perhaps they do pay attention, but it’s only a passing glance, like someone window shopping. They see the same dresses on display for over a month, with a sign hanging over the window declaring that no new models are currently on display.

“So, try another site, folks. This person is out to lunch.”

Anyhow, that’s how it feels. But I’m back blogging again, at least for now, and for what’s it’s worth, I think I’ve found a publisher for my middle grade fantasy book (just in case anyone was wondering).

The other day I posted something new and got one like, so I guess I’m back in action again (smile).

Happy blogging to all. It’s great to be back again!