How many of you have IRL friends that read your blog on the regular?
@cdevroe not me… not that i expect them to… i write to write and try to ignore that nobody reads it… otherwise i will try to tailor my writings to what other people like, not what i like…
@mbkriegh I agree with that. I do the same. Every now and then, though, I’ll have someone say “I saw on your blog…” and I’m shocked that they saw it.
@cdevroe That would imply I have IRL friends 😭 But, seriously, no. My wife reads it occasionally but beyond that no one I know IRL would really be interested.
@cdevroe yah, it’s like “Someone actually reads my blog?”
@cdevroe Not I. If it weren’t for the occasional comment from another user, I’d think I was tossing words into a bottomless pit. 😿
@cdevroe Not sure if my IRL friends know I even have a blog. Don’t think I’ve ever told them or shared a link with them.
@cdevroe Regularly, no. A couple of them might read once in a very long while, if they find the post shared on Twitter.
@cdevroe Only my micro posts via Twitter. I did subscribe my mom to my RSS feed so she could keep up with me, which she texts me about so I know she keeps up.
@SamHawken Most great things start out at the bottom. Keep filling the pit until it disappears.
@lmika It’s the best when they find it without you ever saying anything.
@maique We should buy a beer for anyone that mentions our blog IRL. I’d bet our readership would go up!
@skoobz moms are the best.
@cdevroe Real friends subscribe to your RSS feed.
@cdevroe 🤣🤣I’d rather drink the beer and keep the readership low!
@maique hahahahahaha touché!
@cdevroe Somehow I could see the “promotion” being shared on Reddit (or somewhere) and we’d end up with a huge tab to pay, and no readers anyway 😅
@skoobz As someone whose mum reads their blog. How did you do this?
@Omrrc I put NewsNetWire on her phone and subscribed her to my feed. She knows to check the app.
@mbkriegh @SamHawken Didn’t realize other microbloggers had the same feeling. My blog is first and foremost for myself, but actual human interaction related to my blog content is nice. My other audience is supposed to be friends and family, but as far as I know they rarely read the actual posts. Sometimes they look at the pictures, but…don’t ask me what the picture is if I already have text explaining it!
@cdevroe No, I don’t think so. Maybe my dad @bobmacd is still checking the app? He can play his cards close to the vest… 🤔
@cdevroe the only surefire way is to befriend IRL bloggers. Hence let’s get back to meetups pls ppl
@cdevroe For the most part, even ones that have liked posts I’ve sent them don’t read on the regs or sign-up for the newsletter.
@jean I wonder if my Dad knows what a blog is. 🤔
@frostedechoes The blogosphere remains a small, yet powerful, bunch.
@cdevroe I’ve had those at IKEA. Delicious! 🤤
@cdevroe I wonder the same thing about my dad. 😏
I think most of my readers are real life friends at this point, although many of them became real life friends after reading my blog. Sadly. most of them get to the blog via Facebook.
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