I absolutely love the fact that I have secretly started publishing blog posts to my site consistently again. Since the start of the year, I've written 33 blog posts. Not bad for 3 months, but I can do better. What I really love though is that I haven't publicized any of these posts at all. No tweets, emails, FB posts or any other promotion about any of it.
The obvious downside is that my posts aren't receiving nearly as much traffic as they used to. I have a core base of readers, and I love you all, but the eyeballs are no where near what they once were even though my writing is increasingly better than it ever was.
So, why haven't I promoted any of my content? For this one simple reason: I like writing in a bubble.
It almost feels more like a journal than a blog. I write whatever the hell I want with no second thought to who might read what. It's amazing. And I don't have to stick to any one topic in particular. My posts are really a stream of consciousness instead of perfectly themed chapters of a book.
To be fair, I take some of my best content (where it is applicable) and repost it on the Firehawk blog and elsewhere, but it doesn't change the fact that I feel very free to write whatever I want on my blog. I can experiment, and when things suck, I don't feel the need to apologize. I just move on.