Recently, yes this morning in the daily prompt, I was asked to first define my piece of the blogosphere (the matticus kingdom) and then wax philosophical on whether or not I’d stick to a certain type of post if my readership would exponentially increase as a result…
Those faithful readers who have stuck by the kingdom through our poems and silliness, guest posts (thank you, thank you) and western novels, our Friday Q and A madness and our NaNoWriMo updates, can already tell you that we kind of do just about everything here. We are a kingdom after all – it takes lot of different styles to make up a whole kingdom. That’s as it should be.
Would I stick to just one of those posts if it meant my readership would go up?
Nope. No. No way. I don’t think so. Not gonna happen. Forget about it. Not a chance.
As already explained, we are a kingdom here, and I can’t very well just cut off some of our creativity (or attempts at creativity) just to bolster readership. The things we post (except for the occasional response to a daily prompt which we thought about skipping, *ahem*) we post for ourselves, we post because we liked it and wanted to share it, not because we were trying to get more and more people to read it.
If more and more people do read it and enjoy it and pass it on though, that’s fine with us too. Don’t get us wrong, we here do enjoy knowing that our creations have brought some happiness, a few smiles here and there, and more than a few laughs into the lives of those who have stumbled into the kingdom and decided to stick around. When someone comments that they enjoyed something we posted, it pretty much makes our day!
But, if no one ever commented, or liked, or followed, we’d still be posting exactly the same way we have been since August of last year.
Except for the Friday Q and A madness – that series is still going because someone requested it become a regular feature here. Hmm, I guess we do take requests then. Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about? Never mind. You should just erase this post from your memory and move on to the next one, we promise it will be better.
And be on the lookout if you are sticking around the kingdom today, I’ve heard a rumor there is a dragon on the loose…