I’ve been thinking about this blog a little lately. It’s been 11 days since I’ve posted anything. Have you noticed?
The thing is, I’ve been thinking about my blog. And what to write and if I want to write anything. Obviously since the last time I posted was 11 days ago, the answer is, I haven’t felt like blogging. I feel so many people blog just to fill up their space. Just to get traffic to their blog. At least… it seems that’s what blogging has turned into, hasn’t it? It’s not really a space to write down your daily musings, or to write about family details or what creative project you’ve been working on. It seems to be more about who can have the most popular blog out there. I read a ton of blogs and not a lot of them seem genuine. Many seem to just blog to either fill up space or blog about what everyone else is blogging about because it’s bringing in traffic. *shakes head*
Here in my space, that’s not why I blog. I blog when I feel like it and blog what I feel like blogging about. Sure, I have people I want to feature and giveaways I need to post, but my blog is not about that. At least that’s not what I want it to be about. I want my blog to be a reflection of me and only me. I want my posts to be musings about my life, my kids, husband, Vlad, creative projects, thoughts, etc. And my blog, I believe, is just that. As I have stated before, blogging for me is not about gaining popularity. It’s not about who is following me, or how many. It’s not about gaining the maximum amount of exposure. My blog is for me to write whenever I need or want to about anything and everything I feel appropriate to be blasted on the internet. While this is my journal, I do realize that it’s public, so not everything I feel or think is posted here. Nor do I believe that would be appropriate.
However, I don’t believe in blogging to make others happy. I don’t believe in blogging carefully because you’re afraid of what others will think of you. Blogging your true self is what people want to read not some fake mumbo jumbo that you pulled out of no where or a post that everyone else is doing. Blogging is about us as people. It’s an online journal of sorts. Of course it would likely be inappropriate to post what we would in a private journal on a public blog, but when you blog, is it reflecting who you are or who you want people to think you are?
I always wonder if I met some bloggers in person if they would be how they are on their blog or if they’d be completely different. I’ve met many bloggers and I’ve found most of them to be completely different than their online worlds seem to be. I just think a blog is a reflection of who you are, and it’s a matter of whether one chooses to be real or be “fake” on their blog. And then the choice is yours… who do you want to be? Who are you?