03 Mar

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


Posted by on 03/03/2015 in Blogging



13 responses to “I NEED YOUR HELP!

  1. Mom of 3

    03/03/2015 at 18:03

    For what it’s worth-I’ve only been on here less than a week and barely know what I’m doing–but, your posts touch me and are helping me in my understanding. I wish my children’s father could have known you and read your words of insight and encouragement.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      03/03/2015 at 20:30

      I’m thankful my posts are helping you in your understanding. I can’t imagine the pain you and your family are dealing with. I felt the weight of the Holy Spirit telling me to send you “Praise You in this Storm”. My brother sang it at my brother-in-law’s funeral. It took me several years to listen to it without tears. It eventually gave me hope through the suffering of my separation. I know that one day it will be the same for you.


  2. bkmoore

    03/03/2015 at 16:30

    Truthseeker is right on the money with his #1 tip. I started the blogging101 course, interacted with other blogs and almost doubled in readership and much more interaction began to occur.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Truthseeker247

    03/03/2015 at 16:15

    …WordPresser and you will increase traffic and conversations!

    Good luck and above all just keep writing!


    PS You can’t please everybody so take suggestions with a healthy grain of salt!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Truthseeker247

    03/03/2015 at 16:14

    Hey Chris – feedback is ALWAYS appreciated, good or bad. I think a few general tips are the more you post, the more commentary you will get. Also, commenting on other pages will def increase dialogue – that is the #1 tip in this regard. Also, vary the timing and frequency of posts. Vary length too, not everyone will read a 1500 word essay, but most who find your page will at least glance through a 450 word post. If nothing else just be an ACTIVE

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