Monday, January 3, 2011
The Beauty of Being a "Hole in the Wall" Blog!
Let's be honest.
Every blogger would be beside himself with joy to have staggering stats and make the "Top 10" listing reflected at the authoritative sites. True?
Not only is it good for boosting the ego, and earning bragging rights, it helps boost our "bottom lines".
Still a part of me rebels against making this blog about a popularity contest. Which is why I have a slower "pace" than many of my blogging peers. And why you don't see ads plastered or social media icons placed strategically across my spot.
Don't get me wrong: I'm not knocking those that do. And I rather enjoy reading their blogs as well. To each his own.
But long before I discovered the joy of Blogging, I was a professional writer.
And though I have several goals for this blog, my ulterior motive is clear:
I love writing and sharing my passion with others. It's really that simple.
As a result, I don't get as much exposure as I should. Comparatively, I dig writing and connecting through words much more than marketing and promoting.
Heck, many of my posts are not even Search Engine Optimized.
I like to think of this blog as a "hole in the wall" site.
Have you ever been to one?
A hole in the wall place is one that is like a "best kept secret." It's usually a restaurant, bar, or jazz joint that you're sure to experience good times and groovy people! It often has a more intimate feel.
The conversations are warm and the atmosphere is cool.
And when I think of my most pleasant and enriching blog experiences, they're typically at sites that are not hugely popular, but the hosts are engaging and friendly, and the topics are interesting or offbeat and original.
I hope you find that here.
As a relative newbie to blogging, I have many things to learn. My numbers may not be mind-blowing, but there is continuous growth.
I'd like to thank each of you for that growth and for sharing my journey.
I appreciate your time and dig the vibe. I hope you'll return soon and visit often.
Next time be sure to B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own beauty)!
Image Salvatore Vuono