Every now and again I wonder how I can make the blog more popular. Quite often I've resolved to make it more newsy, more factual.
But then I have second thoughts. I rather cherish the eccentricity of this blog. When I look over my archives I'm quite proud of some of my entries-- for instance, meditations on poetry.
A one-time reader of this blog (I don't know if he's still reading) told me he would "binge" (his word!) on this blog every now and again. And this idea pleases me very much. I like the idea of someone coming across this blog by accident and browsing its archives, post after post. I've enjoyed doing that with other websites (for instance, the urban legend website Snopes, before it went full SJW). If it was more topical and geared to the controversies of the moment, I think it would be less welcoming to such visitors. I want each post to have a leisurely atmosphere-- not business-like at all. Like a foyer.
Primarily this blog serves as a platform for my ideas. The fact that people read it is crucial to this, but it doesn't require a large audience. Just an audience! Of course, the larger the better, all things being equal.
One thing I'm proud of (and indeed grateful for) is that long-time readers have stayed with me.