Yesterday I deliberately skipped BEDN because the topic was “Day in the Life”. I had a pretty rubbish day at work on Thursday and although Friday wasn’t as bad, I really just wasn’t in the mood to write about my day. I know that’s not really the point of BEDN but I also felt there was no point in posting for the sake of it.
To be honest today’s prompt of “Blog Chat” is almost as off putting, since blogging is still something I’m very new to and certainly the promotion of my blog is something I don’t really do at all, however I’ll give it a try.
I’ve had one blog before this, but to be honest it was more like a journal or diary – like LiveJournal posts used to be. I think I only had 3 followers and they were all just friends I knew in person. I started this blog in January of this year and while I’d love to have millions of followers I can also appreciate that it isn’t the most exciting blog to read. I’m certainly not a fashion blogger so I don’t do Outfit of the Day posts, or blog about cosmetics and toiletries. I’m definitely more of a Lifestyle blogger but even then I have a very simple lifestyle with nothing much to tell others about. That said I do enjoy blogging and I’m very pleased to have the followers that I do have.
I read plenty of blogs and in all honesty most of my ideas for blog posts probably come from them. I think blogging is really a lot of give and take, that you can’t just be a blogger without actually reading other people’s blogs too. I’m terrible for commenting though as I often don’t really know what to say and don’t want to appear false either. Also due to the nature of blogger (and not getting notifications when people reply), I don’t tend to reply to the people who leave comments on my own blog. Its not that I don’t want to, but I never know if its worth it because the people might never check back to see if you reply anyway.
One day I would love to dedicate a lot more time to my blog than I do. I would like to find time to blog every day without needing the prompts and motivation that have come from BEDM and BEDN. However life is fairly hectic at the moment and I just don’t see that happening. That said whenever I’ve been sponsored or gifted something to blog about, I always make sure I find time. Those to me are important because people have put their trust in you to blog like you said you would.
In a couple of months time my blog will be 1 year old. I hope to have at least hit the 50 follower mark by then. I know its a lot less than some of the people who have one year old blogs, but at the same time I’m not good at getting onto Twitter and chatting to promote my blog, or even remembering to cross post to Twitter. I’ve also only just jointed one specific Facebook group to post my blog links, and I don’t feel like its worth getting my own FB page for my own blog. That said its all something I would like to aim for in the future. I have no plans to give up or ditch my blog as I think its a great creative outlet. I love to write and for now this is the only motivation I have.