One blogger I have followed sporadically since the days of the old AOL journals has decided that, since not many people are following his blog, he is going on hiatus.
If you use Google Reader to keep track of the blogs you read, it's possible to see how many people are following any of the blogs you enjoy. Compared to some of them, I have a HUGE following. Of course, compared to Pioneer Woman, I'm nothing more than a dot on the Internet.
I do notice when the hits on my blog are fewer.
However: I have cousins and children and longtime Internet friends who have put up with me for years, and I would continue this drivel even if they were the only ones reading it. A lot of you care about what happens to my daughter. I know this because I see how many of you click on her picture to see what's going on in her life as she battles cancer (she will win, just so you know).
If I only had one reader who REALLY CARED what I say here, that would be enough.
I wish all my blogger friends felt the same way.
Don't stop. Somebody is reading, and somebody cares.
This isn't a competition.