Not that I have lots of experience at losing weight, but I think blogging is like losing weight.
The temptation when you are dieting is to check the weigh scales too often, then you berate yourself because you haven’t lost 5 pounds in the last 24 hours.
A watched pot won’t boil? The same also with losing weight, do the right things, eat according to a plan, keep a record of what you eat (apparently this makes a huge difference to achieving success) and weigh yourself regularly (once a week, not hourly).
So what does weight loss have to do with blogging. I have a confession. I look at my daily stats……daily. I am happy when I have lots of hits in one day, and less so on those days when there are fewer. Is it a writer thing? I guess people reading, sharing and following my blog is a type of affirmation, and it gives me a kick.
I need to be like the dieter, and enjoy my writing regardless of stats, and comments. I know that many people do enjoy my posts because they tell me to my face, but don’t leave a comment.
Thanks for reading!
Oy vey, it’s a weakness but everyone has their kryptonite.
I found the best thing in dieting is to look at the scale once a week. But I confess pthat I check my stats daily. We are writers, we long for people to read what we wrote.
I think you are absolutely correct. thanks for reading!
Dave, I see you found something to keep you busy (other than Family) in retirement, this last week I thing you hit the most blog entries I’ve ever seen, Hope you are well.
Thanks Bob, I am going to gym regularly also, and feeling well. I had a period of absence and realized that writing was important to me, and I needed to be disciplined so now I try not to let more than one day go without writing something. Do you also watch the youtube links?
sell the car & throw out the scales. You’ll be happier & healthier!
yes it’s true but we are not like the Netherlands, in Canada we don’t respect bikes but I hope we can improve. I also wonder why Canada is opposed to car alternatives, like scooters and segways?
bigger money in cars, ergo push the populace towards them & not bikes,scooters I suspect.