Well, in an effort to drive some traffic to a couple of new erotic stories I'd recently posted, and to the pics on my photoblog, I basically didn't post anything of substance last night — just visual links to the aforementioned stories and photos.
The results: A resounding ... failure.
No significant — hell, no teeny-tiny — increase in visits or comments to DZEROTICA or DZER's Guam Pics (which is why I'm not even going to bother making them links). Only six total outclicks to both, combined.
In fact, last night's post also decreased traffic to the Diatribe. A whole 35 people came by ... and most left rather quickly.
Though it did make me question if there's any continuing purpose to having three blogs. Now that I think about it, I'm guessing that most people are like me — they have a regular list of blogs they visit, by bookmarks or otherwise. Why go to two other blogs by the same guy when you've already been to his "main" blog? And why stick around to check out what's there if the guy says "I've got nothing for you?" LOL
The rationale behind splitting my blog up into three parts — Diatribe, Pics and DZEROTICA — was, I thought, simple and clear. I thought it would actually make it easier for people to go toward themed or focused blogs instead of trying to wade through one monster blog that was a compilation of everything.
And then there's this: I've noticed that the vast majority of people only read the top post on a blog. Even if there's other new material below the top post. Even if, at the bottom of the top post, you write "another new post below." People tend to ignore the lower posts, even if they're brand-spanking new; they certainly tend to comment much less on the lower posts than the top post. I don't understand that rationale — I always scroll down a bit to make sure I haven't missed anything. But I guess that's just me ... and a couple others I can think of off the bat.
Back when there was just my one blog, there often would be multiple posts in a day — especially if I had pictures to post. So some of those posts would get ignored totally. Thus, the splitting. See?
Oh well ...
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• The Organic Act of Guam, originally signed into law in 1950, serves as Guam's consitution. However, it's an act of Congress, and thus subject to legislative change. That's why Guam doesn't have the full rights of most U.S. citizens — no voting represenation in Congress, no vote for president (either popular or electoral).