There are a few questions that I want to ask my blog readers, and these are serious questions:
- Do you actually care about The Autistic Help blog? Do you actually care about what I have to say?
- If you do care about this blog, then why haven't I received a single comment? Why, after all this time, have I gotten 0 comments?
- Is there anything that I'm missing about all things related to Autism Awareness? If so, what is it?
- What can I do to actually help you, the readers? What do you want me to do?
I ask these following questions because I will be very honest in saying that I'm not happy with the kind of progress I have been making with this blog. Honestly, I would have liked it had some conversations gotten started as a result of a blog post I made. In short, I don't know what I'm doing wrong if I am doing anything wrong.
Am I asking too many questions? Am I too detailed in my blog posts? Do I write in such a tone that inadvertently scares readers away? I just don't know anymore. I am deeply concerned that all this writing of mine on this blog is just going to distance potential new readers away from me, and that is the exact opposite of what I want to achieve here on The Autistic Help.
Away from this blog, which is something we all call "real life", I am not doing too well. I probably did a good job of masking that with the blog posts I made to open 2015, but what I'm saying here is the truth. I feel like in some aspects my life is going downhill. I'm struggling mightily when it comes to economics. I feel like all the stories I tell about my experiences with other people just gets pushed aside and labeled as insignificant. I feel like no matter how many times I tell people that I need help, it will fall on deaf ears and those same people will end up laughing at me behind my back. It's never a good feeling.
I am usually one to be optimistic on this blog. I am usually one to post something uplifting that will actually inspire people who are autistic like me to chase their dreams and achieve what they want in life. It does give me comfort to believe that I can make a difference by using a keyboard to type in inspiring messages to other autistic people.
However, I don't know how much longer I can do this realistically.
I have my own established goal that I feel like I should meet per month, which would be 4 blog posts. I have this goal for both The Autistic Help and the Gaming Journalist Gazette blogs. I feel comfortable with this goal. However, if no one is going to pitch in and give me support and help, then I feel like the purpose of this blog becomes more and more defeated. After a while, it feels like I'm just typing to myself and no one else seems to ultimately care.
Having said this, I have decided to put all my readers on notice by putting up this challenge, which goes like this:
- I ask for at least 1 comment on a blog post of mine per month from someone who isn't directly associated with me. If I don't even get 1 comment per month, then you will start seeing less and less of The Autistic Help blog. If I still have 0 comments by the end of 2015, then most likely I will put this blog on a long hiatus. It's a waste of my time to keep churning out blog posts about topics that no one wants to discuss.
There you guys go. That's the challenge. 1 comment per month at the very least. In times where I myself am in dire straights, I could use some motivation of my own. Now it's up to you guys, my readers, to decide how much you really care about The Autistic Help blog and if the future of this blog will be bright or bleak.