Every year around this time (because it's time to pay for another year of Typepad) I wonder if I want to keep blogging this way.
Honestly, not many people are reading my blog. A few Twitter friends consistently read what I post, but not many others.
Today I downloaded my page view stats, and it downloaded an Excel spreadsheet of pageviews for every day of my blog since 2007. Most days have very few views and a lot of those are me looking stuff up in my own blog! I have used it as a record, so to speak, as I've been writing about my life. Which must not be very interesting because nobody is reading it. Very occasionally I'll have a day with 200 or 300 page views. Not sure what has caused that. I didn't actually look up those dates. But the majority are 1 or 2 pageviews.
I think blogging isn't what it used to be, and I never managed to get an audience for my blog. Like everything else in my life, my blog writing has been inconsistent. The past few years I have been writing about my life, but also I have posts on recipes and cooking, sewing, and just general stuff that's going on currently. Symon Cat posts!
I have been posting more on Instagram these days, in particular my artwork. I rarely put my art on Twitter anymore. I think I should be writing shorter posts, given my tendency to drone on and on, and be redundant and repetitive. (Ha.)
This October, I'm doing my own private #drawlloween, since this year's list is essentially a repeat of last year's, with only a few substitutions. Here are a few so far:
Don't get me wrong, this is not commentary against Typepad. I have enjoyed having this Typepad blog and using Typepad as a platform. I just don't know if long-form blogging is going to get me anywhere. I suppose it's a place to put things, my Blog of Record, so to speak. But do I need that? Cost isn't the issue. $50 a year is quite reasonable. Maybe I will keep it in place. But I think I need to change its purpose and how I use it. And maybe clean out (delete) some blog posts again.
I have been working on a concept for putting some stuff into a book, and I think it's just flaming out like a meteor crashing. I don't like anything I'm doing.
I have been writing a lot about why I feel the compulsion to work BIG. I have a lot of notes and it's taking some time to formulate my thoughts. They are coming out a little bit at a time over Instagram. I'm @klowlisa over there.
For these #drawlloween drawings, I have been getting progressively looser in my drawing, and I really like this direction.
I erased and redrew the Zombie's face many times. I kept getting it too detailed. I kept doing it over and over. Then, suddenly, there it was.
I want my drawing to be more like this.
I'm still trying to find my way.