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Blog posts – how often? Feedback welcome

Why should you read this blog?  Are you reading it?  What about my friends on Facebook, where I am republishing these posts?

I want your feedback.  Even if it’s bad (see below).

I recently read a blog discussing the case for writing a post every day. The author decided to attempt this for the rest of 2015, even if this meant some pretty short posts (“I like waffles!”)

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Robert Pimm at SALT Gallery in Istanbul, January 2015.  Note rare shirt logo.

He has been as good as his word.

I, on the other hand, am torn.  (Aside: my good friend Claudia Kennedy told me in Vienna in 1985 that the words “Keep coming up with love but it’s so slashed and torn”, sung in a raspy voice by David Bowie on the 1981 Queen and David Bowie version sent, to put it politely, a frisson down her spine.  It’s at minute 2.16 on the link.)

Evidence suggests that posting lots of blogs gets lots of readers.  When I started this blog in 2013 I uploaded a couple of dozen of my newspaper articles in 24 hours and instantly received dozens of followers.

Then we have Facebook.

When I first started posting fiction to Facebook, I had a strong response.  In recent months, by contrast, few people have “liked” or shared my posts, or clicked on a link.

Dear Friends on Facebook, tell me: is it because you don’t like Biotime?  Because I am publishing too much?  Because life is simply too short?  Or what?

I’ve also been posting Tweets from my twitter account @robertpimm automatically to my Facebook page.  They’re mostly photos – see left-hand column.  Again, Facebook and twitter friends, what do you think?  Would fewer Tweets be better?  Or do you like ’em?

Comments welcome from fellow bloggers, too.  Feel free to reply in the comments box below or, if you’re on Facebook, comment there.  If you have deep or dark thoughts and don’t want to share them with others, send me an e-mail using the “Contact Me” page above.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. REYYAN DEMIR says:

    Hi Robert,
    I couldn’t read your posts for a while. I think it is not about you but it is about us (your followers). Sharing is caring. We should care more and show it by like, share and comment posts we really like.

    Regarding your question, about # of tweets or posts, as long as you feel that you are ready and happy to share, how many posts you share is not so important.As long as you know at least one person is reading your post everyday and waiting eagerly the next post, it is quite satisfying unless you earn money from blogging.

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  2. Richard says:

    Robert – I’ve been saving Biotime up – I like to have control over when I am reading. Sometimes it suits me to read things in snatches – on train journeys, for example. But once I have started a book I want to be able to finish it at my own speed: maybe in one sitting, maybe in many. It would be immensely frustrating to have caught up with the author and and to be able to go no further until the next instalment is published; like having a streamed video on a slow dial-up connection. Richard

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  3. Robert Pimm says:

    Thanks Reyyan, Richard. Encouraging words!

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  4. Thanks for the link, Robert. I haven’t found Facebook to be very helpful. Twitter and Google Plus have been.

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  5. Reblogged this on Bookshelf Battle and commented:
    This blogger wrote about me…why haven’t you? Why do you deny your audience the wit and wonder of Bookshelfbattle.com ?

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  6. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for an interesting post. I have not yet connected my blog to Facebook, and I have wondered if that is something that really is useful. I am new to this, so I do not know.

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