I’m no longer a regular blogger. I’m more active than ever on the social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. But, I’m not active on this blog. It’s not my conscious decision to stop blogging. It’s rather unintentional. I have an “excuse” that I didn’t think applicable to me:
People stopped commenting.
I don’t mean the spams, nor the “Hey, nice blog!” type of link-bait comments.
I mean the insightful comments from real people. The ones that generate new ideas. The ones who took the time (and effort) to respond, with articulation and sincerity.
I suppose it’s also my fault I don’t actively promote my blog. The effort is too much. However, I still visit my favorite blogs1 out there, and comment on them. I still love to participate in meaningful discussions. Occasionally, I would point them back to my blog.
I suppose I can write controversial posts, or game the Google by writing trending topics. I can easily churn out little posts, to show my knowledge of any subject, no matter how small or mundane. But that wouldn’t give me the satisfaction if I don’t get the proper feedback. I’m not looking for gamut of anonymous comments, which is why I still actively moderate the feedback on this blog. I want quality, not quantity.
This is where my Facebook account is more effective because I know my real friends do react and comment2. I enjoy the interaction, even if it’s a criticism. Getting a good conversation going is priceless. It’s like hanging out with them in a restaurant or dessert shop, talking for hours about one topic after another.
Sadly, I don’t get any more meaningful comments with this blog. This is why I slowed down blogging – up to a point I contemplated shutting it down. I will give myself another year of effort to bring it back to life. If no one sees the point, neither will I.
What do you think? Am I overreacting?