I’m actually reaching my blogging goals very well. I reduced the number of unique blog visitors by almost 100,000 between 2017 and 2018, going from 161,000 to 69,000. At the same time, the number of comments grew by a thousand, from 13,000 to 14,000.
So we have fewer people but more profound conversations. Reducing visitor numbers is an insurance policy of sorts against unhinged busybodies who are looking for an excuse to start Twittermobbing somebody. It used to be fun to reach out to more people and have really intense discussions but those times are gone.