I’d really like to get some feedback from more experienced bloggers on this. I’m into my fifth month of this blog now. It’s been growing slowly but steadily—32 followers now (not sure if this includes those using the rss feed, as I don’t think there’s a way to track them).
The problem is that starting last month my traffic stats took a big dive. This shows up most clearly on the monthly summary, taken two days ago:
My question is what caused the sudden drop off in traffic in June? You can see my top post, in May, got 36 hits. My best since then is 18 on this post. Most are under ten.
Is it just that summer is here and people are spending less time on their computers? I’ve noticed a number of bloggers saying they are taking a break, either posting less frequently or not at all.
Could it be related to me deciding around that time to spend less time reading—and more importantly, commenting on—other blogs?
Or is it that my posts are not interesting to most people who see them? I hope that doesn’t sound needy or whiny. It’s just that as an Aspie I’m often interested in subjects that most people aren’t. So I’m used to people not wanting to listen to what I want to talk about.
Over the years I’ve gotten better at realizing when someone is politely trying to change the subject and letting them. But if I’m in a talkative mood and they seem to be listening, even if they’re just humoring me, I’ll talk their ear off.
So I’d really like to hear from you. Tell it like it is! Don’t worry, I’m not a crazy. I’ve never been a vengeful person. I find holding a grudge takes too much mental energy. And I’ve developed a pretty thick skin over the years (I’ve had to, being such a misfit). So I’m not going to insult you, or go to your blog and harass you, or give your book(s) bad reviews, or whatever else angry people do on the internet.
If there’s something I could do to make my posts better, please tell me. More concise? Better organized? More interesting/relevant topics? Is there something you’d like me to write about? Something you’d like to know about my experience with Asperger’s? I’m open to suggestions. If you don’t want to comment publicly, feel free to use my Contact form.
I don’t want to get into obsessing about SEO, or trying to “market” myself. That’s just not me. But I’d like write stuff that people actually want to read, so I’m not just talking to myself.