It was a very interesting article. I fell within the category of blogging just because I like to. To be honest, when I first started blogging, I was intimidated especially since I chose a subject that I felt that most people would not read and well, WordPress intimidated me. There were so many interesting and fun blogs and my chosen topic does not fall into that category. I plunged ahead anyway blogging only for myself as a way of expressing myself and did not have any expectations that people would start reading. And that's exactly what happened, not many people read it. Since that was what I expected, there was no disappointment but I was having fun. I started in January of this year. Some days and even many days in a row, I had 0 hits on my blog but I continued to blog. I continued to blog and enjoyed writing. Slowly, ever so slowly, my blog started getting hits. Well, the last three months my blog has taken off. Many of my pages are ranked on the first page of Goggle. I thought that if I got 1,000 hits in one year, that would be phenomenal. I will make 5,000 shortly and while not a lot for one year in the scheme of blogs, for me it is.
My blog will never be popular. It's not a subject that will be popular. But despite the subject matter, it's starting to generate a lot more traffic that I ever anticipated.
I guess, at least for me, I was enjoying writing about my chosen topic. Readers and my stats growing was just icing on the cake. If that all ended, I would still continue to blog.