Dear bloggers, has this happened to you?
You love your readers, every one.
You adore the give-and-take of commenters.
You think they are cooler than the moon.
They are awesome!
And then, one fine blogging day, one or seventeen commenters disappear into the ethers and never return.
You silently sob into your keyboard.
What have I done wrong? you whimper.
1) wrote too many words
2) posted too few pictures
3) posted too many photos or
4) too few words
5) said something offensive
6) not intellectual enough
7) too much humor
8) not enough laughs
9) not enough local posts
10) and your mind wails on and on searching for possible causes!
Ladies and gentlefolk…in four years of blogging I’ve learned…readers come and readers go.
It’s not your fault.
It’s not their fault.
Life calls them elsewhere.
It is OK.
Let them follow their muse.
Do not despair.
You continue to follow your blogging heart.
New readers shall replace the old. We learn to let go more gracefully. We cease to search for explanations.
Has your heart been hurt by blogging abandonment? Were you able to release easily or with difficulty?