So this post is a bit like verbal puke. There are posts out there where people have felt the need to get on their soapbox and speak out about who they are and what their blog is about. I was going to link to them to try and explain what I mean but I can only find one and it seems mean to single that one out.
Normally on a Friday I adopt the prompts from The Little Things We Do and join in with Fill In The Blanks Friday. I normally love this post and I haven’t stopped loving it but I think I’ve got stuck in a rut – I always post the same things on the same days and schedule my posts around that but actually some days it just needs to happen.
At the end of last year I think I decided that posting every day would get me more readers or more commentors or something like that. It might have worked but clearly I don’t have the knack. Over the last two weeks or so I’ve been asking myself if I should give up blogging – I’ve been doing it about 5 or 6 years – maybe it’s time to call it quits and give up.
Then again something occurred to me today. I think I get bogged down in what everyone else is doing – I thought if I commented on lots of blogs then I’d get lots of comments back and then people would spread the word about my blog and it would be amazing. It also occurred to me that I’m so busy trying to fit in a box that my brain (and bones!) hurt. When I comment I’d also add a link to my most recent post rather than just to my general site – is this a good move or a bad move – what do you think?
I don’t wear cute outfits everyday like some bloggers, I’m not on a funky diet that turns my poo a funny colour or makes me lose lots of weight. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan although some days I do wonder if it would be a good idea. I’m a married twenty something who wants to keep writing but feels like she’s whispering in a thunderstorm some days. Maybe I’ve lost my way as a blogger – but do I want to still write – yes, am I disheartened that I’m not sure what I write is being read – yes. I’m sure I can spend hundreds of pounds on blogging tips and texts books but it’s not going to happen. So are you there? Are you listening world? I’m here and I want to get to know you not the 200 spam comments I get on a weekly basis!
Anyway, times up gtg – catch you later.