Driveway by Morning, Birdcage by Night or Look, Ma, I'm in the Newspaper!
When I re-named and re-started this blog back in January, I wasn't really sure why I was doing it other than that I had previously enjoyed the camaraderie with other bloggers and readers. I also thought I might be able to generate a little income from blogging, if I were a little more serious (that is to say, smarter) in my attempt. One of the recommended build-your-blog steps I took was to set up a Facebook page for Town and Country House. Since I'm already writing a blog that
thousands, hundreds, dozens of people all over the world are reading, you might be surprised to learn that only a few of my friends and family members knew that I write a blog. Weirdly, inviting Facebook friends to "like" Town and Country House was nerve-wracking for me. In fact, I specifically did not invite friends and acquaintances that I knew to be good writers or work in a field related to writing. Nevertheless, Facebook's algorithms brought my blog to the attention of at least one of my writer/editor friends, and now, look what's happened.
I've been asked to write a "lifestyle" column once a month for The Greenville Journal.
So, blogging friends, I encourage you to stick with it. Maybe your analytics aren't giving you the numbers you want to see and maybe the comments aren't as frequent as you'd like, but don't give up. Honestly, you just never know the doors that may open.