Over the years I have asked myself that question numerous times. I know for a fact I write it because I love writing and giving my opinion and just having a voice to put out there about the things I am into. However I do this not to make money (I don’t make any money from it) and therefore it’s purely a hobby I like to share with anyone who wants to read it. I enjoy the creativity of writing reviews, of choosing my words and offering an opinion in a creative and potentially interesting way.
In subsequent years considering I have been writing this for almost ten years now, I can’t say I’ve enjoyed a great deal of popularity, and sometimes I do think about giving up and moving on. But that would be a genuine shame. I try not to get disheartened when I read other blogs that clearly have a lot more interest than mine and many more comments (I on average get 2-3 comments a week, and about 30-40 viewers a day and a handful of likes) … so yes 700+ subscribers not withstanding, not many folks are all that interested. However did I start this blog to become popular? Not really. I did it for myself and I still get enjoyment out of writing reviews even if not many people are going to read them or take that much notice. I do intend to keep the blog going however and really appreciate any interest or attention offered. I suppose I just don’t expect all that much likes or comments, and after 9 years I’m OK with that (in a way). Not to say I wouldn’t love it, but it’s clearly not going to happen. I think some folks on here who write very similar topics have a dedicated core audience of still-active users (I doubt many of my subscribers are even around any more) who either know the writer or have been more into his or her blog for a long time, and that’s an audience I have never been or will never be a part of. So why do I write if hardly anyone reads it? Again for myself and for the enjoyment of writing. Those that do stop by, thank you and I love you all. Those that don’t click any further than seeing me on a feed, that’s your choice and happy on your way you go.
I have a number of reviews, gaming opinions and other ramblings planned for the weeks ahead, so do come and take a look and if you choose not to, then no worries. I’ll still be here regardless, in my little corner of the web … doing my thing.