I didn’t blog at all in December. In spite of that, WordPress emailed me congratulations for doing well at keeping up with my blog. It had a chart and everything to show that I was above average in my number of posts for the year- 79 which is more than 1 a week but hardly impressive.
I guess this means that blogging is no longer fashionable. Which means that those of us who really just want to write won’t get lost in the vast sea of posts about baby Bobbie’s new tooth, Junior’s soccer score, and having to wait in line for a latte. That’s the good news.
The bad is that there are also fewer people reading blogs and I don’t blame them. We have been so overwhelmed by the volume of information available about everything from Betsy’s broken fingernail (OMG Crisis!) to what really happened to the dinosaurs that retreating seems like the only sane thing to do.
I realized the other day that I would write even if there was no chance I’d ever be published. I do need an audience though. I need to believe that someone wants to read what I’m writing.
So if you are reading this: Congratulations! You have helped make my blog a success.