Which got me to thinking. I wonder how many hits they get each day and of those hits how many comments?
Recently I submitted a request to be part of a Blog Hosting Tour. I answered all their questions and received this reply....
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I did not realize they were going to do a critique of my humble little HTTP. Their input was interesting and I was tempted at first to follow the advice which followed in the work sheet. I even tried to make an Alphawoman Face Book page, but quickly fond out I am going to have some difficultly doing so from this computer.
After some thought I realized that maybe I did not want to Put Myself Out There. After all, I have been operating under the cloak of anonymity for almost nine years. Why would I want to screw it up now?
I wrote back stating those concerns and objections. I have not heard back. Not a word.
I suppose in this world of intense competition to get yourself a spot on Survivor, The Bachelor, the Amazing Race, the Biggest Loser, Big Brother, Wife Swap, and the list is endless the last thing anyone concerns themselves with is anonymity.
I have been paralyzed since receiving this evaluation trying to find a way to increase awareness and include interesting content just to...
Just to what?
I am content with my little corner of the world and if my hit counter is stalled out and my content is not universally interesting then that is my fate.
I accept it.
And I will Write On.