Monday, 8 July 2013

Too Much Information??

I'm new to this blogging lark and I don't yet feel like I've found my absolute style...some posts are safe topics like photos and recipes while other posts are starting to go down a personal route.
Its those posts that I get the most value from, it's become my outlet for exploring things that until now have been too big or too emotional to discuss with people that know me. I'm not looking for advice or opinions necessarily when I write, its more that I want to have the foresight to record those things that, at different points in my life, are important feelings and issues to me.
I've found myself becoming slightly obsessive about how many page views I have and how many followers I gain, almost like a popularity contest.
I'm pretty sure that if I were to share my blog on Facebook I would gain more followers. It would on the surface make my blog more successful, more popular. But I think most of these people would follow it out of duty or to find out the gossip sooner! They would want me to include the names of my family, share funny photos and silly stories, but that's not why I'm doing this. This is my blog, about me and what is important to me. Every time I gain a follower I am excited, they are not following me through duty. It's because I have connected with them, I've allowed them to share in my sadness, or given them something to smile about.
So I'm going to continue doing what I currently do...sometimes wordy posts and sometimes picture posts, because these are all memories. Some memories you protect, you hold close to your chest like a little kitten, you want the emotion only for you. But then there are other memories that you know will give love or comfort or laughter to others, that's when you pass the kitten round.
Baby Baby
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  1. Oh I love the kitten analogy. It sounds like you are really finding your blogging feet. Keep going and you will grow your audience. I'm your newest subscriber. Thank you so much for joining in with Write On.

  2. A great post, keep doing what you are doing

  3. What a great post! It is a really personal thing and I am very careful not to promote my blog to friends and family even after two years.

  4. This was really interesting to read - it is something I really relate too. I too went through a short phrase several months ago of being obsessive at looking at my amount of page views. I soon realised though that it started to dictate the posts I was writing. Now, I try to remain true to myself and blog about the things that mean something to me, making memories.
    I think your blog is lovely, keep doing what you're doing!
    Claire x