This blog just turned into a toddler, yep, that’s right. The Hillbilly Blogger is two years old as of yesterday, and what a journey it has been.
What does that have to do with the title of this post? Well, I’m gonna tell ya.
During these last two years, since I opened this blog, I have created somewhere around 20 other blogs, most were all on different topics and all but two of them failed miserably.
Of those two, both were recipe blogs, one made what I consider a hit. And that’s what this post is about.
For some reason, a recipe or food blog is extremely popular among the masses, especially if you promote it correctly. My very first recipe blog is about 4 years old now but I don’t administer it anymore, but it still get upwards of 30-40 hits a day. I know that’s not a lot compared to, say, A Good Blog Is Hard To Find, but to me, it’s pretty impressive.
Of the newer recipe blogs, the two I mentioned earlier, the one that has performed the best gets 10-20 views a day.
Compare those with this blog, which I’m lucky to get 10 views a week on, and I have to sit and ask myself why I don’t keep up the recipe blogs more? It’s a no-brainer really because people are addicted to food and a large portion of the online population is out there looking and searching for recipes.
One of the issues I have with the recipe blogs is the fact that, although they are getting a lot of views, there is no feedback, other than complaints and a few questions about measurements or substituting one thing for another.
I like interaction, I like it when someone reads one of my posts and responds to it, even with negativity. I don’t have a social life in the real world due to the situation with mom, so I crave social interaction here.
Maybe if I posted more often and followed more blogs, instead of going off half-cocked and creating a new, and fairly useless blog, I would get more readers, followers, and interaction. Perhaps taking the newest recipe blog and giving it a facelift, do some house cleaning, and giving it more attention, I might get more interaction if I do it right.
After all, like I said earlier, People Are Addicted To Food.