Leap Year Lesson #323: Bloggers Are Nothing Without Readers

Posted: November 18, 2012 in Blogging
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I want to express my thanks to all who have been a part of this blog passing the 10,000 views mark in recent days.  That may not seem like much to bloggers who get far more traffic, but it’s a nice milestone for me.  In fact, my son Jason’s blog at OrdinaryParent.com gets over 1,000 views a day, so it has taken me the better part of a year to do what he does every week.  Maybe I need some lessons from him!

When I started this blog in early 2011, it was tied specifically to the topic of social learning – the subject of my then-PhD pursuit.  After giving up the PhD at the dissertation stage in favor of actually surviving with my heart intact, the blog shifted to include other business-oriented topics.  Then the idea of a daily blog of lessons learned for 2012 gave good direction for this year.

I look forward to completing the lessons through 2012 and then deciding which direction to take it for 2013.  I have some thoughts in mind and I’ll make that call and announce it here in late December.  I hope you stay with me and join the conversation via comments as often as you wish.

While it’s true that I would write even if nobody but me read it – the process makes me think and reflect on the day, which is valuable to me – it makes the effort more worthwhile knowing that a few others find something of value here and there in these posts.  So whether the number of readers is large or small, leap year lesson #323 is Bloggers are nothing without readers.  Thank you for your presence.

  1. Thank you for your diligence in blogging. When I started my blog 7 years ago, I made the decision to post something every day. As you well know, that’s not an easy task with work and so many other obligations and distractions. Thanks again for the Leap Year Lessons. They’ve taught me a lot.

  2. The Dad says:

    You better get your plan together for ’13. You’ve got plenty of readers who have made the jeffrossblog part of their morning coffee! 🙂

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