Well, that didn't last long.
The last three months, views have continued to dip. Comments are slim to none and I spend a lot of days contemplating not moving forward with the blog. I am not talking about fifty views down or one comment down, the views are hundreds down and comments are four to five less. This is significant and so significant that I haven't seen these numbers since my first year of blogging.
It makes me question why I am doing this. Makes me ask why continue on and when I am almost at my breaking point of blog retirement, something pulls me back in. Whether it's bringing back some older segments to see if that helps revive things or trying something new such as the $25 A Week challenge (which is my favorite post to write right now) or getting contacted out of the blue by a longtime reader thanking me for my hobby positivity and then going as far as sending me a package which is what happened recently.
@DennysSportsCards has been a long time reader, Twitter follower, Fantasy football opponent and friend. And out of the blue last week messaged me for my address and said he wanted to send a thank you along. He really didn't have to, but being the nice guy he is, he did.
Check out what he sent,
Wayne Gallman Contenders autograph. I love Gallman as a change of pace back but he has got to improve on his signature, so much white space.
And just like that, @DennysSportsCards pulled me back in longer. Not just because of the mail day, but because of the appreciation alone. It showed me that I am still making an impact of some kind that numbers can't show.
Thanks Dennis for the mail day. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks for reading as well and giving me a reason to write.