I’ve been wondering lately about what my blogging is accomplishing, if any. What I’ve noticed is this:
Most of those who follow my blog do so after reading a poem or a devotional that I’ve written. Almost no one follows my blog after reading a legal article that I’ve written.
Also, it’s my poems that get the most likes. That’s an encouragement to me, actually, because I don’t really consider myself as being a good poet.
But it’s my legal articles that get the most traffic and practically all of these articles were written by me years ago! Everyday there’s someone who visits this blog in order to read a legal article that I’ve posted. A few of these articles comprise more than 50%, I think, of all the views I’ve gotten on this blog.
As for everything else, such as a poem or a devotional, these will get a number of views on the day they’re posted, and that’s it! They’re forgotten and for all practical purposes, gone.
What comes to my mind after considering all this? The 80/20 principle. Only 20% of one’s activities generates 80% of the results. Whether I like it or not, it’s the legal articles that get the most traffic on this blog, even if they’re not what I most enjoy writing about. And logic dictates that if I want my blogging to be a productive activity according to objective criteria, I should be blogging more about the law than about other things.
Come to think of it, this blog did start out as a blawg. It still is, but no so much as it used to be. Maybe after this pandemic is over, I’ll be blogging more about the law.