Friends, Family, or Strangers: Who Reads Your Blog?
During a dinner the other night, I mentioned to my husband that I wrote a blog post about his love of comic books and told him he should check it out. In return, I received a tepid, noncommittal reply. I didn’t press the subject but quietly harrumphed in a friendly show of passive-aggression.
Since when did my hubby stop supporting my blogging obsession? (Answer: About when most of my other family and friends did–when I stopped life blogging and started book blogging.) I think my family and real-life friends read my life blog on a semi-regular basis as a way of keeping up me. Also, there was the added bonus of never knowing when one of them would make a cameo appearance in a post.
These days, 98% of the people reading Book, Line, and Sinker are friends I’ve never met in person (and they may be the luckier for that!). My mom drops in from time to time, one of my cousins is a semi-regular reader, and two or three other friends check in sporadically, but the rest of my family and friends aren’t on board.
Maybe blogging exclusively about books is too niche for some of my family and friends, or maybe they just don’t have the hours to while away on the internet that I do.
Am I a complete dork for feeling a bit bummed that my family and friends aren’t hanging on my every blogging word? (This is a rhetorical question.) Just tell me I’m not alone with these feelings–lie if you must!!