When I post a blog, I always go to my blog page and see how it looks. And when I posted on Thursday, I noticed something I had not previously seen. Namely, that I did not have a subscribe button on my blog. I sat in stunned disbelief, blinking at my screen, trying to figure out how long I’d been missing the subscribe button. And when I went back through my site statistics, I found that I had had 11,000 visitors to my blog…yet only five subscribers. And only four of those actually count, since one of them was me, checking to make sure my blogs posted!
Based on those numbers, I can draw two possible conclusions. First, it’s entirely possible that I am a lousy writer. While I fully admit to this possibility, since I know at least one of my posts has been linked to another blog, even if my writing is boring, it is generally useful information. Which leads me to conclusion two: sometime during construction of my site, I forgot to put a subscribe button in an easily visible location!
And since I made my site myself, I have no one to blame but myself. But that also means I can fix it myself. Which I did. So now, prominently displayed on the right sidebar, is a subscribe button. If you have been educated, entertained, or even frustrated over something I’ve gotten wrong, please subscribe! And TELL me what I got right or wrong. Information flows both ways, and I don’t know everything. Clearly I don’t know everything…or I wouldn’t have forgotten the subscribe button at the very beginning!
Now that I am done admitting my error and correcting it as best I could (two years later, but hey! Who’s counting?) Next week we’ll return to our regular silk weave and history posts.