I often wonder why golfers read or write about golf. There seems to be an innate need to speak out, gain knowledge and discussion their passion. You all know my story, if not you can read my About Me page for more, and you know what drives me to discuss all things golf. But, what drives golfers to seek out golf information on a daily basis. It is not that I am completely oblivious, but as producer of daily golfing topics, it is challenging sometimes to come up with a topic.
When Windsor was visiting, he often sat on the chaise as I wrote articles. He provided some inspiration about the topics, but alas he is gone home with my daughter. Funny, I would often talk to him and then topics would pop into my head and I would set to writing.
As a sole contributor to The Grateful Golfer, finding topics that will interest the readers can be challenging. I seek metrics to use to find topics and this is what I found. There is nothing specific or driving that the readers seem to continually follow.
I know that many readers like the infographics. The response is great and it will be something I will continue produce. I guess it is quick and easy to absorb and it allows many readers who are surfing the net to get in and out of a website without having to delve deeper into may of the articles.
I know that many readers like to talk about the Majors. It seems that if I engage about these professional events, many readers like to add comments to the thread. I have not predicted any winners in 2020, but I think I will for the Masters this week.
I appears that tips are a semi-popular topic at The Grateful Golfer. I understand that I am not a professional and do not make any over-the-top claims on how to fix their golf game, so this topic might now garner the same interest as other writers. I do, however, like to try to write relatable information so amateurs can understand that even low handicap players struggle with their game from time to time.
Lastly, I just muse about golf sometimes and from time to time these musings gain a bit of traction for discussion. Most do not, but that is okay because it feels good to share my thoughts in the hopes that it helps someone.
In 2020, The Grateful Golfer has grown in popularity. Maybe because the golf industry has experienced great growth, but I cannot make the correlation with any certainty. I do know that I am on track for the most visitors in one year and yet I still do not know what topics create the greatest interests.
Additionally, I have not monetized my blog and lately I have experienced an uptake of people/organizations offering money to be on my site. I do write truthful reviews if I am gifted a product, but I do not write for money. It is not what my blog is about and continue to decline their polite offers.
Well, today is another example of my musings about writing/reading about golf. I am no further ahead about understanding why golfers read golf blogs. Given my current successes, I will continue doing what I am doing and we shall see where it ends up. Regardless, I enjoy writing and it helps in many aspects of my life on and off the golf course.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!