I've been continuously experimenting with my blog to see what works and what doesn't. I check my Analytics tracking results daily to see if I can understand what's happening. Maybe I need to keep careful records to do this scientifically, but I look and guess. I'm guessing that I haven't come to any real conclusion.
Blog-boggled is what I've been calling it. Each Monday for the past several weeks I've been posting my thoughts about the topic of blogging. This past Monday's post got the most comments of any post so far if I'm not mistaken. Why? I've got some thoughts and I guess I will continue at least one more episode of Blog Boggled this coming Monday. Let me know if you get sick of the topic -- or maybe Analytics will let me know.
Then Tuesday I went from big response to much smaller response -- my hits to the site went down by nearly 50%. If you didn't read the post, please check out CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME and tell me what was wrong. Was it "Christmas" in the title? Or was the story a downer like Stephen McCarthy suggested? I really liked this post, but maybe it was too personal like Carrie was talking about yesterday in her blog post. Let me know if you have an opinion about this.
The popular pictoral series about My Mom's A Dancer sent the hits back up. Not sure what I'll do for this coming Wednesday, but I may continue with some more memoirs with pictures.
My real experiment this past week was my Thursday post on scams . I did not get the response I had hoped for, but I thought I was pretty creative with this idea and I'll talk about this some on my Blog Boggled post on Monday.
Dreaming is one of my favorite topics of all and once again on Friday I stayed with the topic of dreams. Had a little guessing game that I hoped would have had more participants and I will be posting the answers in the comments for that post tomorrow. Should I do more dreams next Friday? I probably will unless the crowds become unruly and clamor for me not to.
What about the Tenth Annual Weblog awards also known as The Bloggies? Is anyone following these or voting for these? Have events in Haiti disrtracted you from blog activity? Do you think that Pat Robertson is an insensitve jerk? Or did you actually grasp the meaning of what he was saying before the media and the blabbering fools on YouTube distorted his statement? Did I pack enough ideas into this last paragraph that could provide fodder for two or more blog posts?