I’ve written about this before, so I apologize if you’re surfing around and you’ve just read something similar, but it’s bugging me, so I have to let it out.
It’s this… why is it that stuff that I slap together and throw on the blog frequently outperforms blogposts that I’ve struggled over and tweaked endlessly? It’s like choosing a selfie over the Mona Lisa. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but why?
Is it that the “quickie” posts are off the cuff and not too dry?
Are they more “relatable” than my epic masterpieces?
Are they shorter, and therefore quicker to read?
Or are people just fickle, and like what they like, regardless of how much thought and effort goes into something?
Maybe I shouldn’t be so uptight about it. After all, Kraft makes a mean mac and cheese that can be on your plate in less than fifteen minutes, and even though I know how to make homemade, there are still times (more than I’d like to admit to) that their version is the one I’d prefer.
I just wonder if other bloggers find this to be true? Do you find that “quickie” posts often generate more interest than well thought out pieces?
And readers, what do you think? Is it just that we prefer some light reading to more dense material, or is something else at play here?
I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
Oh, and by the way, this was a quickie, so you’ll probably want to “like” and “share” it.
November 17, 2016 at 3:13 am
I tell you what I’ll swap my 12 followers for your 1000+ followers!!! Lol!! I don’t think it’s a case of people just pressing ‘like’ without reading. Sometimes it’s a case of lack of time, great article but don’t want to necessarily comment; or no particular reason for not commenting. What I find interesting is the fact that I get people clearly reading my blog, but just remaining completely invisible, no comments or likes at all, but my daily stats say there are people/traffic who have looked at my blog! Seriously though, I don’t think there’s a reason for what readers do, they just they don’t do what you expect them to at times. Enjoy the likes, because there are people out there that like what you’re doing, including me. Enjoy the moment. 😊
November 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm
Oh, believe me I enjoy every interaction. I’m so glad when people stop by the blog, and when they take the time to leave a thoughtful message like yours it’s truly gratifying. After all, ultimately we write to be read, at least most of the time. I just wonder why some pieces resonate more than others.
I did try to read your blog, but WordPress tells me it doesn’t exist. ???
Thank you for your kind words, and if you have a link you’d like to share, please add it.
November 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm
Thanks for letting me know about my blog isn’t showing as live. I’m really puzzled as to why this is. Here’s a look at what you would have seen on my recent blog entry. https://wordpress76354.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/transformation-have-you-recently-gone-through-one/
November 18, 2016 at 9:59 pm
I finally was able to have a look around your blog. We share an admiration for Maya Angelou, but then again, who doesn’t admire her?