What’s Wrong With This Blog?

My WordPress Reader makes it easy for me to visit other blogs; and lately I’ve noticed something about them that makes me wonder about my own.

I keep running into blogs that have thousands of followers and more hits every day than you can shake a stick at. My blog is in its fifth year and has only 200 followers. Because there’s nothing about the other blogs that strikes me as unusual–they’re just nice blogs that I enjoy reading–it makes me think there must be something that I ought to be doing but that I don’t know I ought to be doing.

To make it even more confusing, at least to me, my Twitter page, which mostly just links to this blog, has almost 2,000 followers. Doh! I will have to ask an expert about this.

Anyhow, given that virtually everyone knows more about computers and blogs and social media than I do, please feel free to offer your advice.

I Have Been Nominated…

One of my fellow bloggers has nominated me for a Creative Blogger Award. I didn’t know there was such an award, and it’s gratifying to be considered.

Now I’m supposed to follow directions and do certain things. First, to provide five facts about myself.

1. I know almost nothing about computers, and not much about the social media, either. My wife, my editor, and a few of my friends keep this blog ball rolling for me, allowing me to concentrate on the content.

2. I read the Bible every day, for my sanity. On some days it’s the only truth I get.

3. I have lived in the same small town all my life.

4. My heroes and role models are all long dead.

5. Writing and reading are my main activities, but my wife and I always reserve time for each other. Work efficiently, and you buy time.

Now I am supposed to nominate five other bloggers for the award. That’ll be a pleasure–always bearing in mind that I can’t nominate all the blogs I read all the time.

1. Rivendale Review. Michael Graeme is simply a superb writer.

2. Aman Himself. He’s not afraid to review the most formidable literary classics, including books I doubt have been read by anybody else for many years.

3. Ajoobacats. You rock, Doc. Your eclectic literary tastes have turned up many books I now plan to read.

4. Through Open Lens. Beautiful, original photography, every day. Plus corny jokes.

5. Weavingword. She’s a fantasy writer who writes fantasy in the service of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Us folks gotta stick together.

Finally, I have to somehow let my nominees know I’ve nominated them. Well, here goes… betcha I’ve done it all wrong…