|CLOSED (Photo credit: Ben Husmann)|
As much as I enjoy this blog I'm thinking that it might be best to shut it down. I would hate to do this since A Faraway View is a bit of a favorite blog of mine. I enjoy the subject matter of dreams and the blog gives me a place where I can record dreams that I remember.
Prior to April this blog typically only received less than 100 views per post with an average of two comments per post. This is pretty meager return when I consider the time spent on my posts and the promotion involved in each. During the A To Z Challenge the per post views dropped further while the per post average of comments remained about the same as they had been. Since April the comments have remained about the same and the page views have gone down even further. At times I wonder if I'm mostly wasting my time with this blog.
Additionally, all of my blogs have been suffering in views and comments. Some of this can be attributed to my own cutback in visiting other blogs and commenting on them. To me this is strong evidence that the active social networking has a big effect on the activity at ones own blog. Four blogs may be spreading myself too thin.
Another option I've been strongly considering is to move this blog to Wordpress. I've heard so many arguments pro-Wordpress attesting to the superiority of the blogging platform and the greater reach for networking purposes that I've been tempted to start a WP blog to find out if this is all true. But why start another blog when I can hardly keep up with what I've got now. Moving an existing blog there would allow me to test the Wordpress platform by using a blog I've already got.
A third option is to just let this blog as it is now go to sleep for the summer. I'll be traveling a good bit and not very active on the internet. It's probably better if I let this blog rest until September and then decide at that time whether to keep it going.
So that's three choices that I'm looking at right now. Maybe you can help me decide. I'll let you know what I decide in next week's post.
Would you miss this blog if I were to just shut it down? (If I get enough votes to stay maybe my energy to blog here will be renewed) If this blog moved to Wordpress, would you continue to follow it there? Should I just let the blog sleep for the summer and come back to reassess things?