Since this month’s Tots100 ranks were updated, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my blog. There are a lot of people out there who say “I blog for myself, not anybody else” and I agree that there is an element of personal space about it, which is great. But I also think that at least half of the people who say they’re doing it are bare-faced liars. I blog because I like to write and I like people to read what I write. Everyone likes affirmation, surely?

I’ve been taking a look at what I can do to improve my blog, my stats and my rank in the world of blogging and I’ve come to a few conclusions (with the help of some friends):

  1. I’m not quite a ‘Mummy Blogger’. I don’t blog only about Sausage or our lives and I probably use profanity far too much for Mum’s the Word to really be considered a family blog. In fact, I can’t think of a single other blog where I’ve read profanity. Maybe I need to cut back on that…
  2. The numbers speak for themselves. I have a fair few regular views on a daily basis and some days not one single comment. This means that I’m either writing a load of rubbish that people just click past or I’m not writing anything that warrants comment. This was brought to my attention by the lovely Kathryn over at Crystal Jigsaw, who currently sits at the heady heights of number 9 on Tots100, so she knows of what she speaks!
  3. Becca of Beckicklesie fame, who sadly doesn’t blog anymore, reckons I’m probably not ‘in’ with the community enough. I don’t spend a huge amount of time on Twitter and I probably don’t promote my posts enough or with enough consistency.

I’m sure there’s a lot more I could change and if you have any constructive criticism, I’d love to hear it. I started blogging in October of 2010 and I don’t feel like I’ve made nearly as much progress as I should have done, but maybe I’m just not putting in the effort. Who knows?

P.S. If you know, TELL ME!