1.) HAVING LOADS OF FOLLOWERS AND TRAFFIC ISN'T EVERYTHING
Being a famous internet rock-star has its down side:
You have to be great
Stephen King can't just write an enjoyable little tale.
No, he has to knock it out of the park every time! What a burden that must be.
No wonder there came a time when he thought about quitting writing --
until he decided to just to have fun with his writing again.
Like we must do if we do not want to wither our talent.
2.) QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
Focusing on a few high-quality posts per week allows you to put some interesting things into your posts,
delivering your readers rich and thought-provoking content.
3.) YOU GET TO BE YOU
Want to write a quirky little reflective post about something that seems fun to you but most likely will leave many scratching their heads?
Go for it. It is your cyber-home.
And now, you don't have to worry about losing followers. This is your personal space. Have fun with it.
4.) FEWER TROLLS
THERE ARE A LOT OF CRAZIES OUT THERE.
The higher profile your blog has, the more chance you have of garnering your own personal troop of crazies.
Who needs that hassle, right?
5.) GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Have a ton of followers? Lots of luck getting to know them.
With only a few, you can drop in on them and chew the fat and relax.
You will pick up blogger friends who really care.
I know my friends on the net mean a lot to me. Hopefully, they kinda like me back. :-)
6.) FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT CONTENT
Have you ever visited a blog, only to see an avalanche of criticisms that the prior post veered from the subject mentioned in the title of the blog?
Small group of visitors? Great.
Most likely, they have grown to like you not your subject matter and are interested in what interests you.
7.) READERS IDENTIFY MORE LIKE A FELLOW TRAVELER
Would you comment on Neil Gaiman's blog in a whimsical, "we're buds" fashion? Not me.
On the really popular blogs, you feel an emotional distance from its author.
A small audience makes for a small neighborhood feeling with you for them and them for you.
It is like an internet Party Line.
How great is that, right?