Thursday, January 5, 2012
More Thoughts About Blogging
Lately, I've noticed several perfume bloggers mention changes in their blog, or angst about blogging topics. Like, what is the perfect balance between blogging about perfume and blogging about one's life? Some muse about whether or not their interest in perfume still exists, or whether they have anything useful to contribute to the dialogue.
Of course they do.
Before I took a break from my blog, I was constantly thinking about what my audience might respond to, what could build a larger reading base, how to get more followers, how to blog more and more, better and better, bigger, faster, stronger!
As soon as I announced my break, I lost a follower immediately. Dude, relax, it's just a break. Then I thought I may lose all of my followers and my readers would think, gee, what a loser, poseur, amateur...imposter. And maybe they do. Maybe I am. Oh, well.
In spite of all that, I feel a new kind of freedom, like I'll write what I want and say what I want, whenever I want. If I decide to change the content, I'll change it. If I choose to monetize my blog, I will do so guilt free with no explanation. And if I want to use the f-bomb in a post (maybe more than once), I will do that, too.
Like you've never had those days.
As an attention seeking middle child, I must admit that readers do make me happy. So if you're able to roll with the fact that I need variety, swear occasionally and change my mind - a lot - I hope you'll stick around.
image from mercurial.com