Baldur Bjarnason @ Studio Tentra titles his post: 33 Observations On The Year 2012. Terrific post. Here are a few of my favorite observations:
#1) Doing good work is its own reward, while sharing it leads to suffering. Most of the time nobody will notice, so it’s hard to see why anybody should bother.
#5) The vast majority of those I encountered were incredibly nice and friendly, even when we disagreed.
#6) I have almost no readers but some of my work is read a lot. The number of people that will read every post of mine is miniscule. Most of the traffic comes from retweets or links. I have more than a thousand followers on twitter, but of those only about ten will click on a link to a post of mine to read it…No matter how hard I work, the best I can hope for is to catch the attention of somebody more influential who will momentarily lend me some of their traffic.
#7) A few of my blog posts did catch people’s attention, which was interesting and gratifying.
#14) Praise is generally only handed out on disposable media, like Twitter, and rarely anywhere where it counts (like blogs, reviews, or other writing), unless you pay for it…A remarkable number of people will only say nice things to your face, in private, and never in public. The end result is that positive feedback is ephemeral while negative feedback gets preserved forever on angry blogs, comments and forums.
#18) There is absolutely no correlation between how much work you put into a post or a piece of writing and how much attention it gets.
I encourage you to hit this link and read his entire post.
Another Worthy Post for Bloggers:
- How to Be the Real You In Your Blog Writing (By Diana Kightlinger)