As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been considering what to do with the future of JKRiki.com as a whole. Originally I had intended just to keep my weekly blog thing going, and also have it be a waypoint for The 15 Day Creativity Boot Camp, the book I wrote a few years ago. (Wow, has it really been a few years already?)
I’m not short on knowledge as to what it takes to “build an audience” should I so desire. It’s well documented online. Strategies, good and bad, overwhelm anyone who goes looking, and I’m exhausted by the whole thing at this point. I’m not really interested in putting in the fake, forced work it takes to “build an audience.” If that means few people read the blog, so be it. If it means no book sales, that’s nothing new. I’d just rather do things more meaningful than create free eBooks to bribe people to sign up for a newsletter and create Revenue Funnels and the like. It can be done, it works well, I just have no interest in it.
So that leaves me writing (sometimes without much passion) on a weekly basis for perhaps a few individuals who stop by, if anyone even does. I don’t bother looking at visitor data, because I don’t care about the numbers. If I was doing this for “the numbers” I would spout the same tired emptiness that blog after blog is saying just to get hits. Why? I don’t see the point anymore.
That isn’t to say I just want to throw my hands up and quit it all. I’d like to find a happy medium between the two, I just haven’t quite figured out what that looks like yet. I have been enjoying doing art, so maybe my goal should change from weekly word posts to weekly illustrations? I’m not sure.
If you have any thoughts or directions on future ideas for the site, let me know, would you? In the meantime I’ll keep doing what I’m doing and see how things go.