To be honest, blogging for me has been more of a chore than anything for the past few days (mostly because I have been quite busy), and I haven't had the energy to spend as much time writing posts than I did before. The number of visitors to my blog has very expectedly dropped off, and that is a reason (though not the main one) it has become a chore. As I have previously said, I do get a lot out of blogging, but I'm starting to wonder if there is any point. To readers: please let me know if you are still reading. Also, I would appreciate your honest feedback on my blog. I would very much appreciate some suggestions to improve it, if you have any.
Don't get me wrong, I do want to continue blogging. It has been a very enjoyable endeavor and well worth whatever effort I have put into it. I realize that, given the vast amount of conservative blogs, I need to do something different to sustain readers. I have been thinking of ways to do that, but my ideas are still ideas that I need to contemplate further. I really hope that anyone who reads this will come back. Since my blog's inception, I have been experimenting with different writing styles. Also, I was considering re-designing my blog. I like its current design, but this is just the default design that Blogger offered (actually, when I first started it, I accidentally skipped over the part where you select the design). I have customized it a bit, however, and I really like how my blog looks now. (Although, I would like to reduce the clutter at the side; if you know how to reduce the "About Me" info (by which I mean: can I show maybe the first few sentences and then insert a jump or something?) I do not want to rewrite that, because it actually took me a long time to write that and I am satisfied with it (and, I personally think the more relevant information about a blogger, the better).)
The response I get to this post will ultimately determine what I do in the future. The fact is that I haven't received very many comments (or visitors) recently. Like I said, I need to do more to differentiate myself from other conservative bloggers and maintain a certain level of quality in my writing. I will write a post in the near future once I have some sort of idea of what I am going to do (so, please check back in). For now, I would very much appreciate feedback. Also, I have added a few more blogs to my blogroll, but I would love suggestions for more blogs to add (I also plan on actively looking for more to add to my blogroll, starting with Instapundit). Also, I will say now that I will delete any blog from my blogroll that isn't updated in 2 weeks.
Because there is a lot going on in my life at the moment (and sometimes I just don't feel like turning my computer on, dammit), I cannot promise to update my blog consistently. If I write a post that can wait, I may pre-schedule its publication if I have already published other posts recently. Also, there is definitely a pattern to posts that get a lot of comments that I can discern, so I will take that into consideration (because I do like getting comments). My intention for writing this post is to try to figure out what I am going to do in the future. My recent lack of visitors is the reason for this. Frankly, blogging is boring when you don't have visitors and comments. Also, if there is anything about my blog that you like, let me know what that is so I can expand upon that if possible. What I do know is that I have a unique perspective. I just haven't yet figured out how to use it.
Sorry if this post was confusing or self-contradictory. Also, there was something I thought of when I was writing this that I wanted to say, but I now forget what it is. If it comes to me, I might update this post later (which I might also do if I think of anything else I want to say).