by Betsy Seeton
I haven't posted in several weeks because I've been thinking about what direction I'd like this website to continue heading. It's a labor of love, but I've been questioning how much value I'm providing. There are so many, many sources on the Internet that cover similar information. I need to believe this site is making a positive difference and contributing something good, yet I'm uncertain that it is.
I've said this before, but it bears repeating. The most popular search that lands someone on this site is googling "zebras for sale" which takes the viewer to my article about how easy it is to buy exotic animals through the internet. I do not support owning exotic animals unless it's clearly a rescue operation. Why are people from around the world, the majority of whom are from the U.S., searching zebras for sale each and every day? Are people seriously looking to buy zebras that often? Or are there that many zebras for sale? Or is it some other reason entirely? It boggles my mind.
As I've been reassessing things, I came across an article about a group on Facebook that had 20,000 fans supporting the idea (joke or not) of how to save money by killing your prostitute before you have to pay for her. The humor is lost on me. But 20,000 fans? Come on! Really?
It seems that people have little time or interest in reading about the kind of information I provide. On the other hand, there's also information overload. There is so much information out there and so many websites, articles, and organizations bringing people information, that it's simply overwhelming. I don't want to be just repeating what is already out there.
So I've been giving these issues A LOT of thought. I'm trying to figure out if I should redirect my energy in order to produce a better outcome....
To be continued....
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