Tuesday, March 14, 2017
To A2Z or Not To A2Z
This is the time of year I start going into blogging overdrive to get posts together for the annual Blogging from A to Z blogfest.
I have participated every year since 2011. It is a lot of work and ultimately enjoyable.
But it is a lot of work.
In addition to posting something A to Z I have been part of a team that helps other bloggers do their A to Z, I visit scores of sites every day to post on others blogs and try to squeeze in a post or two above and beyond normal.
This year I am just not feeling it.
I have a lot of projects that need to get done that need my attention.
I have other work I have been doing that also is making demands on my time.
Plus I am not blind to my traffic numbers. I see I get a bump from outside my normal postings, but the engagement isn't there. I feel like with the A to Z I am ignoring my regular reader in favor of new readers that really don't stay on. I could be wrong about that, but I am basing it on posting behavior and my Google Analytics data.
My plan this year had been Free (or Cheap) RPGs. Knowing what I know about my audiences I wanted to try to get people that are not gamers into playing with a low barrier to entry. I like being an ambassador of gaming, but I also know I can get more people to play if I just sat up shop a couple weekends a year at my FLGS and ran demos.
I don't know.
What do you think?
Are you going to miss me doing the A to Z this year?