Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Blogging For Enjoyment

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to do a better job keeping my blog updated, by posting at least once a week.  I'm not a blogger who has the time to really delve into a daily blog post, or spend a lot of time creating new and exciting projects on a daily basis or even on a monthly basis.  I wish that was the case but, with a full time job and a family to take care of , those must be my priorities.   When I first started blogging, it was because I enjoyed writing and wanted a journal of common events in my life, things going on with my family and a way to share things with others of like interest.

In doings some 'homework', I have read articles on how to promote your blog, how to get more blog traffic, how to be interesting, how to make money from your blog, etc.  All the help articles, seem designed for someone who is blogging commercially or full time.  My head is spinning and my heart is heavy because this is not the reason I blog.  I don't want to feel pressured to be witty and interesting all the time, I want to be me and let's face it, sometimes I am boring.  I don't want to be on Ellen or go viral with my blog.  I would love more blog traffic, but not because I am trying to promote my blog per see...I just want the companionship and fellowship of like- minded individuals who also sometimes feel boring and not quite with it, but who also have the occasional 'TA DA' moment.    I want to blog because I enjoy it and if you read and find something useful, I appreciate the fact that we shared a moment.  I'm not knocking the bloggers who are more into the commercial aspects, that is just not why I am here.  I'm hoping there is room in the blogsphere for all of us.

 We all have common and amazing moments in our lives.  What makes each of these moments stand out and become important is being able to share them.  It is always gratifiying to find that there are others who walked out of the bathroom with their dress accidentally and unknowingly tucked in their panties or who did a presentation in front of a group of people with a piece of parsley lodged in their front teeth.

I need to know that I am not alone and that someone will read my blog and find some fun in doing so.   I want you to come back and visit me often, because you enjoy the time spent.  I don't want to quit blogging because I'm not mainstream....I don't know if there is a niche for me.  I'm asking that you take a moment and let me know if there are any individuals out there who want to blog as a community of people who just want to share and have fun....are there any other just for the fun of it bloggers?

Have A Good One,

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it sounds fine to me, Anita! I miss you, but I will be happy to read what you have posted once a week. I'd like to try and get back to just doing three posts a week. I feel like things got a little crazy posting almost every day {except for the weekends}. Now that the holidays are over, I'm hoping to get a little more organized that way. So, I'll be here waiting for you to share whatever schedule you decide on! : )

Laura said...

I think this is one of the wisest posts I have ever read.

You said so beautifully what so many people feel.

So please pat yourself on the back for that because you are able to reach people's hearts.

Don't change a thing!

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