First, I want to tell you I am not having suicidal thoughts, and this is not a safety issue. But I do honestly need your input-
I want to hear your thoughts, opinions, constructive criticisms on my posts.
One of my goals is to increase the dialogue with my readers. Though I’m always looking to attract and increase a like-minded followership, my primary goal is to increase the dialogue with my readers. I want to spark discussion amongst the people who are already here; who get my email notifications; who see my posts in their Reader feed. I want to increase reader engagement. I want to know how to grow. While any one of us will take compliments, I am interested more in what I am not doing, and what I could be doing to be a better blogger in the depression/suicide community. Here’s how you can help me improve my posts. Please provide your thoughts on-
1. …what I could be doing, which I currently am not.
2. …what I could be doing better.
3. …what I need to change/stop doing.
Here’s some specific mind joggers:
♦ Do I need to write less? More?
♦ Do I need to reach out to other bloggers?
♦ Do I need to improve my writing? How?
♦ More images? Less images?
♦ Do I need to blog about different topics or continue as I’ve done? (I write on largely clinical depression and my suicide attempt.)
♦ Is my blog/site hard to navigate? Confusing? Unfocused? Weak? Negative? Uninspiring? Condescending?
♦ What has worked for you in your blogging?
Thank you all for your feedback.
May you have peace through your valley -Chris