So recently I have been pondering on my Blog’s statistics and how it seems to be making turtle-like progress, remaining as nothing but a speck in the blogosphere. The fact that I write out of passion and not out of an attempt at popularity helps keep this thing alive, because if it comes to the statistics, they pretty much need CPR every once in a while.
Upon reading a summary on The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, it pretty much helps me contemplate on why this blog will continue lurking in the shadows, evading popularity as much as I do. Malcolm argues that one of there are three main factors to determine whether an idea will tip the balance and become exponentially popular is known as Law of the Few.
The Law of the Few says that an idea can become widely popular when it is endorsed by a few important types of people. Gladwell describes these types as Connectors, Mavens, and Salesmen. The main thing about these people is they have the charisma, the connections and the trusted position to spread the idea across several fields.
So the fact that I’m an introvert who feels more comfortable expressing myself behind a screen, a username and a password doesn’t exactly help much. I spent the better part of my life trying to extend beyond my comfort zone when it comes to people and friends but the only thing I got was pain from both “family and friends”. And since it’s really hard for me to forget considering I keep a detailed diary of just about everything, I came to the conclusion that I’m tired of holding acidic memories in the vase of my heart because I am the only one who gets hurt (or who remembers the pain) so my natural inclination is to avoid people as a preemptive measure to avoid creating more acidic memories in the first place.
But I digress. Going back to the statistics, I’m happy with whatever statistics I have got because if there’s one thing that I have learnt as an introvert it’s to appreciate the quality of a relationship and not the quantity. And I like the fact that I actually know many of my readers.
According to Dr Wikipedia, As of Feb 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence. Among that much noise, it’s very easy to completely disappear, for after all this is just one speck in the blogosphere, one drop in the ocean or just one brick in the wall.
It’s actually a privilege to have people take some time out of their busy schedules to actually read what you have to say.
So if you’ve read this far.