Monday, July 12, 2010

Why do we blog?

I have a confession to make. I spend an inordinate amount of time working on my blogs, especially Music in the 'Cuse. I recognize this endeavor won't make me rich, but that doesn't stop me from scouring the Internet looking for the latest live music events in CNY and compiling an exhaustive list of club dates and special events every day. That's right, I haven't missed a single day since I started Music in the 'Cuse in February, 2009. In fact, before I had my own blog, I compiled the same data for for two years - again, every day.

Why am I doing this?

While I'm not a statistic freak, I do check traffic on my blogs most days. I probably shouldn't, though, as it is discouraging to spend so much time working on this and have very few people read it. I've done what I can - linked to Facebook, printed business cards, and talked about my blog, but still, I can't seem to boost it up to a respectable (and even semi-profitable) level.

So what to do? On days like this, I'm tempted to hang it up. Why bother, I wonder. I'm not getting decent traffic, no one comments, and other than a couple of bands, no one seems to appreciate anything I do here.

And then I get a comment... just one, but that makes all the difference! Someone is reading my blog after all. 
So, I guess I have my answer, then, don't I!

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