My blog’s subscriber count was significantly reduced and I feel very frustrated.
It’s not like it was something I did… my wife saw my blog and the interactions I was doing as part of the work needed to grow it, and decided to purge it of female subscribers. She also went and unsubscribed me from them.
I am unsure how to handle this, and what to do, but frankly, I am feeling frustrated.
I have no control over the gender of my readership, most specially because the topics I am posting on are gender neutral. It may interest both male and female audiences. In fact, it would benefit me greatly as a writer if I have a wide audience, because that means more people read my works…
But that is not how she sees it. Interactions with the opposite gender is bad. So they need to be removed.
Should I shift my blog to something more male-centered to avoid this problem? Must I change who I am? Must I change the blog to talking about cars, sports and whatever male-centered content I can think of?
A Creator’s Life
A creative lives off of his patron’s support. Without people who will patronize his work, a creative’s work will be unable to support him. That is why bloggers want the high follower count, why artists need to have a lot of exposure for their art, and youtubers need the subscriber count. They all need the numbers to be able to put their work in front of as many people as possible so they could find their patrons.
Unlike food, clothing or shelter, art and novels, heck, even blogs, are not essential for living. People don’t necessarily have to spend on these for their daily life.
Airing out My Dirty Laundry
I probably should stop here before I put out any unnecessary personal information. I, after all, do not want to air out my dirty laundry in front of everyone. However, I am posting this as a sort of explanation as to why I probably disappeared from your subscribers, or you might have been dropped from my subscribers.
I apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you.
Like I said, I still don’t know what to do, and my motivation to build my readership sort of have taken a nose-dive.
My goal is to be a published fiction writer. However, I am not sure what will happen if I do manage to make myself published.
There are a lot of questions in my mind, and a lot of things I have to process.
I am thinking that I will just have to deal with it when that comes. I’m telling myself that I should not let these events affect me, and the work I am doing with this blog.
Anyway, I don’t know if my ramblings made any sense, or whatever… But I hope you have a nice day.
Thank you for reading.