Back to the Drawing Board

Taral’s blog, launched in May, has bitten the dust. Not enough of you were clapping your hands and saying you do believe in it:

I deleted my Blog at Blogger — total freaking waste of time.  Seven followers and mabye five or six views per week.  I think the problem was that it was Blogger — which likes viewers to join to get full access to blogs.  People complained to me that they couldn’t leave comments, and one or two said they couldn’t even access what I’d posted.  One may have said, also, that an internet search didn’t turn up the Blogger page.

An undeserved fate for one of fandom’s most productive writers.

5 thoughts on “Back to the Drawing Board

  1. That’s too bad. I couldn’t seem to comment without joining Blogger which I didn’t feel like doing so I think that had a lot to do with it.

  2. Another thought enters my mind that, far from creating the level playing field it was heralded as doing, the internet only amplifies what people are already doing. If I writer is already well known, his blog will attract readers, who well make his blog more and more popular. If nobody is looking for your blog… nobody will find it either.

    At least fandom hasn’t lost access to my immortal contributions to the blogosphere. Everything I had posted, to date, had been published in one fanzine or another. It would have been harmless to go on, at that rate. But if nobody *outside* of fandom was reading the Fan Noir blog, even the five minutes spent to post, now and then, was a nuisance.

  3. If you check your Blogger page once a month, then probably that one hit is just your site recording you!

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