I wrote a post last Monday listing my three favourite compassion quotes. I expected it to be read not only by my regular readers, but by others as well. My intention was to write an uplifting piece.
Whether it was uplifting or not is debatable, but one thing is for sure; the readers didn’t come.
Why? I settled on three reasons. See what you think.
One – People thought it would be political.
I don’t talk politics on SM. Sex, yes, but not politics. Even at the best of times it’s a divisive topic, and this clearly is not the best of times. The way I see it, the world is trembling with tension.
I’m guessing some people thought a discussion about compassion would end up being a discussion about politics.
But nope. It wasn’t.
Two – People are tired of compassion.
Hmmm. That’s a harsh thought, but it could be true. Compassion fatigue is a real thing. People still have Christmas bills to pay off, their worried about their jobs, their health and a million other personal things. Reading about compassion did not excite them. “Been there, done that, pass the gossip blog please.”
Three – People are tired of blogs.
I know my readership is down, even though my subscription list keeps going up. People are busy and there’s a lot of whiz-bang stuff begging for their attention.
I still think compassion is a worthy topic.
If I gave up writing every time I got ignored, I would never finish anything. I said February would be my month to talk about compassion and so I will continue to do so until the last week (which will be a gratitude gathering week). I hope those readers not interested in it will return next month.
What About You?
Do you think feel-good topics like compassion are overdone? Are you blogged out? Suffering from compassion fatigue? I’d love to hear some opinions.