In a rare "odd" moment, I was re-reading my blog entries over the the past few years, including the comments. I especially love reading the comments. And one by Anna brought me up short. It was her comment on my blog entry about the ombre purse that I had stitched. The whole idea of the purse was to promote sales of ombre. The finished product was gorgeous. Anna really caught my attention by asking: "But did it sell ombre?" And the million dollar answer is that it didn't. Fell flat as a pancake. Sigh. Too often we forget to answer that really important question: Did you achieve your objective? (and do you know what your objective was?)
I was re-reading my blogs trying to find things that would trigger wonderful ideas for future blogs. Sometimes this method works, sometimes it doesn't. It's definitely food for thought on my part. Such as, I'm thinking of doing "my 10 best blog entries (that I selected, as opposed to those my readers favored)". Of course, it would be interesting to compare the two categories.
I refuse to use this as an opportunity to go into my usual rant about why people lurk and don't comment. I've been reading a blog "Orangette" and I'm constantly amazed at how many people comment on her entries. Of course, many of the comments are requests for help in changing items in her recipes; but still, 33 comments on a blog entry? You definitely won't find that on a needlepoint blog. Cross stitchers are more apt to comment. Just check out any cross stitch blog and you will be amazed at the number of comments. And I don't even want to consider the differential in the number of followers. Ah, well!!