Nancy had been blogging for two years on WordPress; she did it sporadically; she would publish blog posts whenever she felt inspired (And, that was rare).
“Am I wasting my time blogging?” she wondered.
Nancy could not understand the reason why she only had fifteen followers, no comments and a few “Likes”. She felt the urge to talk with someone — someone who knew a whole lot about blogging. She took out her laptop computer with the intentions of finding out if her friend, Wendy, was logged in to her Skype account.” Great! Wendy is online!” she exclaimed and clicked on the camera icon; she kept her fingers crossed hoping that the quality of the video call on Skype would be an excellent one.
“Good day to you, Nancy,” Wendy uttered politely. “I like what you did with your hair.”
“Thank you,” Nancy replied. “I was tired of my hair touching my shoulders, so I cut it a bit shorter,” she paused for a brief moment and said, “By the way, are you seeing me and hearing me clearly?”
“Yes, I am,” was Wendy’s response.
“Wendy, I need your help on something,” Nancy said sounding a bit worried.
“Sure, Nancy,” Wendy replied. “What is it that you need help with?”
“I need help with my blog,” Nancy answered. “I want to know the reason why people are not reading my blog posts.”
“If it makes you feel any better, I do read your blog posts,” Wendy uttered.
“Oh, I know that you do and that makes you the perfect candidate to let me know how to go about solving this dilemma,” was Nancy’s reply.
“I have noticed that you are not consistent with your blogging,” Wendy said in a frank tone of voice. “In September, you posted three blog posts, you did not post anything for the month of October, November, you posted two blog posts and in December, you only posted one blog post.”
Nancy sighed aloud and said, “You have made a very good point, Wendy. And, that is all because I have not been inspired lately.”
Wendy urged her friend, Nancy, to have a look at her blog. “Have you noticed a pattern?”
“Yes, I have noticed a pattern,” Nancy said. “You publish your blog posts on the same day and time.”
“Good!” Wendy responded. “That is a perfect example of consistency!”
“Okay, from now on, I will do my best to be consistent in blogging,” Nancy said halfheartedly.
“Nancy, I want you to always remember, that if you do not take your blog seriously, no one will,” Wendy uttered.
“Thank you for the blogging advice,” Nancy replied. “I will put it into practice from now on.”
Wendy’s toddler started crying in the background. “Josh is awake, I have got to go. Sorry about that, Nancy.” Wendy said.
“No problem at all,” Nancy replied.” You need to carry out your motherly duties.”
“I will share more blogging tips with you on our next chat. Goodbye, Nancy.” Wendy said before ending the video call on Skype.Continue reading “Are You Devoted To Blogging?”