Deep? Or wide?
So… After I got about 10 comments — both from people I know IRL, and the blogosphere — in the space of a couple of months that were along the lines of, “I check your blog every morning, and I’m a little disappointed when there isn’t something new.” Ten isn’t like 1,000, but up until the fourth or fifth comment, I assumed that 99% of my readers were one-time visitors, who have just found me by Googling “rice milk recipe” or “gluten free sugar cookie recipe,” and that very few people were actually reading my blog on a daily basis, much less anticipating new posts. Having been alerted to the fact that I actually have regular readers, I decided to try harder to post more frequently.
But, now that I’ve been doing that, I’m wondering if I’m not posting too much! Used to be, most every post would get 10-15 comments, and we’d all get a good conversation going. Now, it’s rare that a post gets more than two or three, and I’m thinking I might be overwhelming my small-but-valuable-regular-readership with TMI.
Edited to add: I did not write this to get on y’all’s case about not commenting more!! I really didn’t. I think I have perpetuated my own problem by not replying to more comments — since I’m spending my blog-time writing more new posts — thereby halting the conversation that I started!! Duh.