Sometimes Blogging Hurts My Feelings

Crying Woman
She poured her heart and soul into her blog. Alas, no one visited.

This is what I look like on days with low visits. It hurts me, it really does. Am I being overly sensitive and dramatic? No. You are being overly sensitive and dramatic- now leave me alone! (Flees room crying and slams the door).

Please stay. I’m sorry I cried and yelled and slammed the door. That was very wrong of me indeed. I just got caught up in the emotion. Heat of the moment and all that. Deep breaths. Ok? Now let’s blog.

I don’t know why I want people to read this blog. I really don’t. I’m not sure what I think I’m going to get out of it. All I know is that I absolutely adore writing it. It brings me great joy and fulfillment. I like laughing and I love making other people laugh. I like sharing my bizarre short stories and not so good poetry. Also, I really like for lots of people to read it. Like a lot. I don’t know why that matters. It just does.

Blogging is like crack. And if lots of people read your blog then that makes your blog like the most expensive kind of crack. And you totally get hooked on it, and then all of a sudden you don’t get any views and it sends you into detox. And I don’t want to detox from blogging, ok people?! Stop trying to send me into blogging detox by not reading my blog. I like my blog addiction. Please make it sweeter by visiting my blog lots and lots. The more you do, the funnier I will try to be. And I can be pretty funny when I try.

I don’t want to sound desperate. But I am. I am desperate for more blog readers. I am also very self-aware. So, if you like self-aware humor then you should read this blog. If you like desperation, you should read this blog. If you are male, you should read this blog. If you are female, you should read this blog. If you are a robot, you should read this blog. Please read my blog- 0therwise my feelings will get hurt. And when my feelings get hurt, I’m not so funny. Actually, I’m funnier- but that is beside the point.

Just read my blog. Ok? Please? Thank you. Really, thank you for reading!

19 thoughts on “Sometimes Blogging Hurts My Feelings

  1. It’s so true, though. At this point I’ve kind of accepted that, yeah, in all likelihood, my followers will never grow beyond the fifteen family members and friends who read it. I’ve tried to convince myself that I’ll simply have to be satisfied with the odd view from the UK or New Zealand or Denmark, even though they probably just found me on accident.

  2. Kelly Hay says:

    Your blog is so hilarious … I’m so glad I stumbled across it. I think my first visit was through “Freshly Pressed”???

    Anyway … came back today … was going through some of your other posts and came across this one … AND NOW I NO LONGER FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT FOR CARING ABOUT STATS. Seriously, I’ve been blogging since Aug 1 and no one had even commented until yesterday. That’s 24 days with no comments! Zero! Zip!

    And I can’t even begin to tell you how elated that very first comment made me feel. It’s ridiculous!

  3. Yeah, blogging is like crack and not getting hits on your blog is like going into detox… I think I detox every time my blog is stuck in the single digits. I start shaking and getting twitchy-er. Very true, I enjoy reading your blog, so I’ll stay!

  4. Ghetto_Philosopher says:

    You’re crowding me girl. I just met this blog. Stop repeating things at me. Fine. I’ll keep reading but only because this post so clearly twisted my arm and held a gun to my head. Metaphorically speaking of course. Funny thing is, because of my content on my blog, I don’t mind taking my time till people come around. Doesn’t mean I don’t watch my blog views like some folks watch the stock market

  5. I think all bloggers have shared your pain at one point or another. I’ve only had my blog for three days and I can’t help but be miserable when I don’t get any hits. I think the worst part is I had 5 wonderful hits on day one and 0 since.

    Though I think your analogy to crack is too mild. Blogging is soooo much more adictive, at least for me. My OCD self checks my stats at least five times in as many seconds after I slap up a new post.

    Anywhooosal, keep the humor coming, I love it.

    Alora Novas
    http://www.iamnovas.wordpress.com
    Yep, another blog full of bad fiction attempts.

    1. Thanks! The humor will definitely keep coming whether you want it or not. Don’t worry people will find your blog soon enough. Commenting on other blogs and producing new content helps a lot!

  6. I found you through freshly pressed…so it seems that your ideal scenario is coming to fruition. Congrats! It doesn’t hurt that your blog is delightful.

    In fact, I think my blog might have a crush on your blog. Is that possible?

  7. Oh how I feel your pain. I consider 20 hits a MAJOR win. It’s such an odd thing to care about especially when I think about how it’s just counting all the clicks. Of the 20 clicks, probably only 7 read the post and then maybe only 3 liked it. I don’t care. 20 clicks are 20 clicks and they are MY 20 clicks!

    1. I’m with you! Also, I did read some of your posts and I liked them very much- I’ve never been called a “mean girl” but I get called “harsh” a lot so I think that’s the same thing. Thanks for reading!

  8. Hahahaha, brilliant. I’m never sure whether or not I want people to read my blog because most of the time it seems like the most utter drivel to have graced the pages of Blogdom, but I carry on anyway.

    Love your blog and I shall keep reading!

    1. Thanks! I really appreciate it. Also, don’t worry about whether or not what you’re writing is drivel- just keep writing. It took me many months before I settled on this blog being focused mainly on humor and there was loads of drivel that came before that decision. Keep it up!

  9. “Blogging is like crack. And if lots of people read your blog then that makes your blog like the most expensive kind of crack. And you totally get hooked on it, and then all of a sudden you don’t get any views and it sends you into detox.”

    I’m visiting. Not because you visited my blog, but because you did and I loved the way you string your words together. Just like your blog. Anyway, I never had crack, but the way you described it is just how I feel about blogging. I am addicted, and I get high when I get visitors and new comments, and experience the junkie lows when I get only 6 hits in one whole day. You described the experience quite accurately.

    I’ll come by again for a refreshing perspective on contrariness, which is how people describe me — but not to my face!

    Marina

    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it! Hopefully, today’s blog high will last for a while, and even if it doesn’t, I take great comfort in knowing my contrariness will last me my lifetime!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s