About a month ago, I was toying with the idea of discontinuing this blog. I hadn’t seen much in the way of response to prove that anyone was out there reading it, but kept on typing because I enjoy the subject and sometimes talking to yourself is therapeutic. I won’t go into those times that I found myself answering back. During the off-season, I posted whenever I felt like it or had something of substance to say. Once the 2007 season started up, I began to have scheduling conflicts which made it difficult to post tournament updates or worse, miss television coverage that would help me post tournament updates. Watching every event and composing five or more posts a week began to get in the way of family time. I figured when we came back from our Florida vacation, maybe I would just forget about the whole thing.
I suppose most people who start blogging reach that plateau - some after a few weeks, some (like me) after a few months, some after only their first or second post – and ask themselves “is this worth the trouble?” Being a bit of a perfectionist, I have to take “the trouble” to do this properly – by that I mean, post in a timely fashion after rounds are completed, be complete in researching a topic, be accurate with my statements, and make it clearly understandable. Call me anal, but it’s the way I have to do it.
Well, in the last few days I got some proof. A couple of comments here, a couple of site mentions there, and I now have renewed vigor. Good thing too, with seven straight weeks of tournaments looming! So thanks Bob, Paul, those of you from Seoulsisters, and you too Constructivist! Now that I know there actually IS an audience, interacting with it will definitely be “worth the trouble”.