When I started this blog nearly nine years ago, I had some lofty writing aspirations.
These have yet to be attained.
Over time, I have come to accept that though my audience is small, it is mighty. I also appreciate WFAM as a precious container of my little family’s memories. This blog has given me so much more than I have given to it.
With summer break in full swing and the boys needing ways to stay entertained, they have been voraciously reading WFAM from its inception forward. I keep getting these WordPress alerts on my phone that my ‘stats are booming!’, when in fact, it’s just my two boys reading dozens of posts in a day.
Still, it makes me feel cool.
So, my advice to any writer out there, it’s super helpful to give birth to at least two members of your readership. They are invested in what you write more than most and your stats will thank you for it.
Since summertime consists of an abundance of free time, we are constantly negotiating how much screen time is allowed each day. Just now I had told both boys that at 5:00 they could resume video games. At 5:23 T.Puzzle comes up to my writing desk (really, where else would I be?) and says, “It’s 5:23! I’ve been reading so many WFAMs I lost track of time!”
“Wow!” I said. “That’s quite a compliment.” Then, I thought about it for a beat and said, “Is it the writing or the content that you find so compelling?” (who wouldn’t want to read about themselves all day long, right?).
T.Puzzle, ever so hard to impress said, “It’s actually pretty funny.”
I’ll try not to let it go to my head.