Having taken the past month off from blogging I have had time to think about where I want to go with this blog.
I have read plenty of articles on blogging; everything from how to create a successful blog to finding out if your subject is too niche. I have read tons of different blogs, some with +20k followers, and some with only a handful of loyal fans. I have re-read some of my more successful posts and then those that didn’t create any waves at all in an attempt to figure out why that would be so.
One article suggested that having too niche a subject is bad as there is not much other material out there and not many other blogs that could potentially send traffic your way. Therefore, a subject that already has a good number of blogs out there is preferable, which seems to be counter intuitive, but does make sense somehow.
My blog started off to be just photos, then turned into a travel journal for about 3-4 weeks and then gradually ended up being about history through my travels. I am not sure that is the right direction for me any longer. I mean, all of what I have previously written about is freely available on the internet, so who needs another blogger writing about history? They say you should blog about whatever you are passionate about, in my case that does happen to be history but also includes photography. So rather than trying to combine the two perhaps it is time to just stick to posting photos.
However, another article I read suggested that you find out what your followers enjoy about your blog and what they don’t.
So, before I go ahead with any major change in direction I wanted to take this opportunity to find out from you, my followers, what attracted you to my blog in the first place, what kept you coming back. Perhaps you just skip over the writing and enjoy the photos, or the other way around, or perhaps you don’t read or look any more and you have just forgotten to remove my blog from your following list. Whatever the case, I would love to hear from you and get your feedback, good, bad or indifferent.
I would like to thank you all for taking the time to read this and provide your comments.