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Friday, August 25, 2017

What's Going On Here?

This photo I posted of model Kline Barfield has gotten almost 1500 notes on Tumblr. On an extraordinary day I'll get three comments on Blogger.
I'm going to be honest, for the past year or so it has been very difficult for me to work up much enthusiasm toward running this blog. The effort to reward ratio has been very low. Readership numbers are low. Feedback, aside from a small number of devoted readers (you know who you are), is practically non-existent.  The tiny amount of financial reward I used to get from running ads has disappeared. Mostly, Blogger used to seem like a community to me, and now it seems more like shouting into the void.  In contrast, a Tumblr page that I devote almost no effort to has thousands of followers, and immediate feedback from people hitting the "like" button.

So the question is, will I continue to post to this blog? Well, probably. It's hard for me to give up on something that has been a part of my life for almost ten years. But, also, as you can see from my recent posting history, it's pretty easy to just not post, Put it this way: If it's a choice between working on my blog and an evening of Netflix and Postmates, Netflix and Postmates will almost always win.