I’ve been writing Fitzroyalty for 5 years now (it started in May 2006) and last night it passed over 2 million pageviews. Almost all of this traffic has come in the last 2 years. It took me some time to define and develop my style and longer to build an audience.
I’m very appreciative that readers find what I do interesting and mostly enjoyable. I’ve made some great friends from the Melbourne blogging scene, and their company has definitely sustained me.
I don’t know how long I’ll continue to publish Fitzroyalty. There have been times when I’ve struggled with motivation and with generating sufficient content, but these times rarely last long before something new happens to inspire and motivate me.
I could simplify the site so that it only contains local Fitzroy information. And I could publish other content on other platforms, such as my creating a separate site to contain writing on social media strategy and case studies. But then there’s all the other random things I write – they would fit nowhere. One site containing whatever I feel like writing is the best solution.