My blog readership has increased steadily in the year that I've been writing it. I 've made connections with artists around the globe and I am more in tune with what is happening in the world of art outside my city than most artists I know personally. Blogging and reading blogs allows me to move beyond the restrictions of geography and parochial ideas . I've also had opportunities to correspond with people who have no agendas except interest in art and the inner workings of an artist's mind. I grow from their comments, questions and posts.
When I look at the location of visitors to my blog (through sitemeter) and check the profiles of my followers, one trend is apparent- I have very few visitors from my home province - Newfoundland and Labrador. Japan, Sweden, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, United States, Norway etc. all show up. I'm pondering this.
The other day when Anonymous left this response to my blog. ...
Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!
it brought the question of why people are attracted to certain blogs to the forefront again. I suppose the answer is definitely wrapped up in the nature of the blog. When one writes about the personal aspects of artmaking the interest of the general public is limited.
There's a Newfoundland and Labrador Blog Roll that is in the process of determining the favouite Newfoundland and Labrador Blog. The voting trend is the same for all visual artist blogs so I don't feel lonely!
I'll throw this out to my readers. Why do you visit/follow a blog? Do you have many local blog visitors/followers ? Why do you think visitors are interested in your blog?