This blogging thing is harder than it looks

The whole build it and they will come thing doesn’t seem to apply to this blog.

I was hoping that re-establishing this blog at its original url might jump start things a bit and get me back on the book blogging bicycle so to speak.  So far, not so much.

Despite a link from Frank, my attempt to solicit some interesting comments and give away some comic books generated literally not one single comment or attempt to win the comics.

So far the traffic from this blog is about 99% Google and other search engines.

This is going to come off sounding like sour grapes or whining, but I don’t mean it as such.  Really, I don’t

I have come to realize that there is so much content on the web that it is increasingly difficult to break through the noise and develop an audience.  It takes a lot of work.  I thought that I could just send out a few emails, post some content and begin to attract readers.

But I think it is going to require more than that at this point.  For a variety of reasons I have lost all the momentum I had built up over the years of blogging.  Now I am trying to find a “value added” proposition for both myself and for potential readers; a process and product that I both enjoy producing and one that readers find worth reading.

Despite the nature of this post, I don’t plan on having a great deal of naval gazing posts or lame posts about how I am too busy to post.  I hope to simply share my thoughts about books and ideas in a way that is thought provoking, entertaining, and/ or useful. 

That should be challenging enough.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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