It's not you - it's ME!
Several of my online friends** have noticed they aren't getting the hits they are accustomed to. It's summer sillies. Who wants to be reading blogs when they are so busy tweeting from their vacation and happy spots?
Yet they will complain when everyone else seems to be getting traffic. Or complain about blogomerates. Or just complain. I do it too - but I have Attention Deficit Disorder and don't remember. Anyway - we all claim not to be a slave to our stitemeters, stats page, and number of comments we get in our comboxes - or the linky-links on news portals and other sites. And yet when New Advent, ThePulpit, Patheos, Vox Nova, Fr. Z, Spirit Daily, Washington Post, and other 'celebrity' sites link to us we pee all over ourselves and think, "OMG! I am the greatest evangelist since Fr. Crappie!"
And then... and then... when you don't get picked up by those revenue producing blogomerates, and you realize you're not so hot and never going to make it big, you then decide you're gonna quit blogging. I've been doing that ever since I started blogging.*
Hahahahahaahahaaaaaa! You're insane and addicted to seeking fame and millions of online friends - you've become Stepford-Octomoms and filthy internet whores. (The internet is the whore of Babylon you know. Did you know calling someone 'baby' pays homage to that Whore? What?)
Hahahahahahahahahaaaahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! Insane laughter. Lighten up.
Just blog if you want to say something - but say something original. And stop looking for affirmation and praise from people you don't know. The people who drop you are people who were never really your friends in the first place.
*The big difference between you and me is I never take down the blog, or continually start up a new one after I decided not to blog any longer. When I decide to stop blogging - I get more honest - no concern about winning friends or influencing people. There's a good lesson there. Advertising, donate buttons, links to news portals, followers app, friend connect - it's hard to be honest when you are juggling all that crap. It's hard to stay offline and get a life when you are trying to up your stats or make money on your thoughts you lifted from another source.
**Yes my friends, you inspire me.
This post is so NOT about you! Listen to this: I won't be breakin' your heart! (Well, not you. Kidding! Just kidding! What?)