My brain is here, there and everywhere and I need help from my fellow blogging peeps! I have my blog set up in such a way that I can write whatever I want whenever I want and, personally, I find that to be helpful when it’s time for me to actually sit down and put in the time. However, as someone who is trying to increase followers, do you find that being more specific about a particular subject gets more readers (i.e. cooking, sewing, cars, etc.)?
My all encompassing vision is a blog that has funny stories (although I have a couple of more somber pieces, depending on what writing prompt I’m using as practice) that pertain to my life and what experiences I have been through. Something that someone can read while on a plane or in a doctor’s office that will make them laugh for a minute. I am finding that people are responding well to my choices but I am just looking for some opinions to what I might do to make my blog more reader friendly. I am not planning on any major overhaul here because I am very happy with what I have, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little tweaking.
I also tend to write longer pieces. I have seen conflicting reports on how many words “need” to be in a blog post and I would love to hear what everyone here has to say about that debate. Right now I find all restrictions on word count to be complete bullshit (as long as you have an interesting and compelling story to tell) so I’m not sure what I would do with that information. Just curiosity, I guess.
Hope all is well in your world and I look forward to hearing your opinions! Keep ’em coming.