Wednesday, May 23, 2007

This Blog isn't dead. Or is it?

The Best way to be boring is to leave nothing out ~ Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (11/21/1694 – 5/30/1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial.

I haven't posted anything new here for over 8 months now, although I did update the look of my blog several weeks ago. The reason is an apparent lack of interest. I can't even get family members to take a look. As I said in my initial post I'd give it some time, but if nobody joined in the discussion this blog probably wouldn't last long. Well, VERY few people have joined in the discussion. I only received a handful of comments. Is the lack of interest due to long winded posts (which a Conservative blogger claimed), or poor writing? I said I'd accept criticism in my initial post, yet I haven't received any critical responses either.

Should I give up, or should I complete the half dozen posts I started but never finished? If anybody out there has a successful blog and would like give me some pointers it would be appreciated.

I think what's really going on is that most Liberals are hanging out at the Daily Kos and not seeking out dinky blogs like mine.

I've created a poll so you can let me know what you think without having to formulate and enter a response. It's easy, just select a response from the drop down box and click "vote".

5/30/2013 Update: If you click the "vote" link Pollhost says, "We're sorry, we couldn't find that poll. It may have been removed by its owner or deleted for inactivity". The inactivity thing must be the reason Pollhost got rid of my poll, as I most certainly did not delete it.

If you still want to vote please do! But please do so here... this is my latest post on the same topic (shutting down my blog). Thank you.

7/30/2014 Update: Obviously my blog didn't die, but it HAS been on life support for a long time. Or maybe it did die and I simply refuse to acknowledge it. I mean, this blog STILL (7 years later) gets very little traffic. There was a short period of time (before, during and after the George Zimmerman trial, that a number of very racist individuals came to my blog to bash me in regards to my commentaries on the subject of the murdering Zimmerman, but they went away after awhile.

Now SWTD is, as one commenter put it a "blog ghost town". Or back to being one. Still, I wrote (as of this update) 256 more posts after this one, so, even though I was right (I just did not know it yet), giving up on post 9 was a little premature... although perhaps I should have. Perhaps I still should?