Blog readers disappear on holidays. It’s a Fact.
You have all disappeared. You have all gone somewhere. You are out there having fun. You are at parades, maybe, or picnics along the beach. You are hanging out with friends and family. You are not reading blogs.
Therefore, I shall just talk to myself.
I am all by myself on this Saturday evening on the 3rd of July. Visiting son is at his class reunion. Husband is playing a band gig. I am…sweating, for one. Because it’s over 90 degrees and humid. Luckily a breeze blows through the forest. Luckily.
Knowing that 99% of all blog readers are Out Having Fun, I should probably remain mute and pretend that I’m Out Having Fun, too. But alas. That is not the case.
I remember the first time I became acquainted with a holiday blogging exodus. I had just started my outdoor blog back in December 2008. It was four or five days into it.
I was getting maybe 25-30 hits a day. It was so exciting to start a new blog and see a few readers stopping by each day. It was incredible!
Until Christmas Day. It was something like 4 p.m. on Christmas Day and I checked the hits.
Something like five people had stopped by all day. I was devastated.
“Stupid Christmas,” I muttered to my family. “Stupid Christmas! The blog readers have all gone away!”
Can you imagine the teasing which I have endured to this day from that–err–how shall we put it?–stupid comment?
Family members will now gleefully interject on comments on holidays like “Stupid Easter!” or “Stupid Thanksgiving!” or “Stupid 4th of July!” They are rubbing my face in it. They think it’s terribly funny. They laugh and laugh. But they think it’s kind of endearing too…because they knew how important blogging was to me.
Err, did I say was? It’s still important.
So anyway. Even if you are all out having fun on the holiday–it’s OK. Don’t feel guilty about not reading blogs. You have fun.
It was great to get this off my chest. Even if none of you will read it anyway. 😉