I started Northern California Trout on January 7, 2009. The original intent was to tell local fishermen what I was catching, where I was catching it, and what I was using for bait.
Northern California Trout has since morphed into a Global blog. I've posted about fishing, my ancestry, and some other stuff through the years.
Now it seems that Social Media is where everybody is establishing their "adventures". Don't get me wrong, there are still some who blog on a consistent basis, but it seems that blogging has taken a back seat to Social Media. I've mentioned many times in posts and comments that I don't Facebook, Twitter, or Insta-something mainly because I just don't want to. I have a Facebook account, but I only use it for finding relatives like my cousins in Florida.
It's not that I don't have an audience. OK, I have 99 followers listed. I'm not sure how many of those still "follow". I've posted 1140 times and have had more than 700,000 hits from all over the world. Most from the US and most recently the Netherlands and Germany. And believe me I appreciate each and every one of those who stop by to read what I write.
I get a comment or two on each post, but really doesn't tell me what YOU think of Northern California Trout. So, you're from another country. So, you don't speak English. No Big, I have cousins in Germany that I talk to on almost a daily basis and several of them don't speak English. We converse in German. Google Translate is a wonderful thing.
That said, my .com is due to expire in January. I waffling between renewing it or letting it go which will be the end of Northern California Trout.
I need some input from those of you that are following as to whether I should keep or let go Northern California Trout. I have about 6 months to make that decision. I'd like to hear what you have to say.
Thanks in advance,
Mark/Shoreman/ Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa.