Most bloggers on the right side of the blogosphere haven’t increased their traffic significantly in years. Moreover, the right side of the blogosphere as a whole is definitely shrinking in numbers as bloggers that have had trouble getting traction are quitting and fewer and fewer bloggers are starting up new blogs.Gloom and doom.
Except that most of us simply don't care. I do this to amuse myself. I'm not trying to make money, and I can't remember the last time I had more than 500 hits in a day. This little hobby blog isn't "monetized", nor does it generate revenue. It simply is; the ramblings of one grandfather in a small town in Central Louisiana.
I enjoy the comments made on some of my postings, and I've never deleted a comment unless it crossed the lines of decency or was obviously spam. I enjoy a good discussion, a divergence of opinion, but if a commenter crosses the line, I'll whack that comment without second-thought or remorse. This is my house and if you can't behave yourself, you'll be ejected.
But for the most part, the gloom and doom about the decline of the right-wing blogs don't bother me one bit. I didn't start these pitiful scribbling for any reason but my own, and it matches my temperament precisely. Am I concerned that my message isn't getting out? Hell, no. I do this to amuse me and to entertain those I love. I mean, c'mon. The most regular feature I have here is something called The Sunday Morning Dawg. Does that sound like serious journalism to you?
Yet I get a small readership, folks making comments, and once in a while someone will walk up to me on the street and ask me if I'm PawPaw. That's cool when it happens, but not something I live for.