We were warned. It would take as long as 6 months before your blog gets noticed in the Internet. Tips were handed on how to get a certain G-juice to boost online presence.
An on-going battle that is seldom won was set off, with the sole aim of ensuring readers are not burdened with an opening paragraph of more than 25 words.
And now one absent mindedly finds oneself using the bold function or throwing in a sub-heading here and there as has been found to be most appropriate.
The wait for envisioned fiery discussions, triggered by thought provoking posts, is still ongoing. Comments are earnestly being awaited, with widgets that promised page-loads of blog traffic proving to be not as virile.
Unable to ignore the sagacity of social networking, blog entries were exported to fecund sites, beaming with so-called friends and friends of friends.
Expanding the blog traffic dragnet
Somebody had to take notice of all the portent content being churned meticulously on a routine basis. Armed with the belief that home is the best source of attention charity, links were streamed into the facial pages.
The posts, which metamorphosed into notes, did get noticed. Debates did get started and comments generated. But alas. None of all this coveted action was being channelled back to the blog.
Both overt and covert appeals were made, asking for some of this booking of faces interactivity to be directed at the original site, but to no avail.
So as the parent blog withers from lack of documented attention, the blog-in-law prospers from constant salutations, felicitations and affectations.
Who will stop the losing streak in this win-win situation?