I do a lot of thinking about blogging. Much more time is spent thinking about it than actually doing it. That is a fault of mine. I have talked to a few people I know who are in marketing or similar fields and they all tell me just about the same things. See, I like writing. I like blogging. I also want readers to read my writing and comment or just hit the like button. Those actions are encouraging and supportive to me. What is difficult to me is gaining followers or an audience. I seem to attract a lot of attention when I post photos – I chuckle over the likes I get and the follows because all I use is my iPhone 5c. I do understand though, because I also like looking at photos. But I like to write also.
I’m told the more blogs I read and comment and follow, the more followers I will generate. That is a lot of work for me. I am willing, but I find it to be a weakness. I battle with thoughts of “humility” and “ego” all zipped up into one package. I think I’m over thinking this whole thing. I want a larger audience because I believe I have things to say. “Find your target audience” they tell me. Just when I think I do all of a sudden I get followers from a whole different type of audience. Hahaha – I just laugh at myself.
So, unless you more experienced bloggers out there happen to come across my ramblings and offer me profound advice, I think I will keep rambling and see where it takes me. And if you think I will benefit from your ramblings then recommend yourself to me or others that you think I will benefit from. Seriously, we are in this together. I’ve met and am following some wonderful people from various walks of life and age groups. We are on the same journey. I’ve honestly had much more encouragement from strangers on WordPress than my friends on Facebook (the ones who support me on FB know who they are and they are awesome encouragement to me).
This is day number thirteen on a blogging challenge of thirty days. It’s been disappointing to me in many ways but the best thing about it is that I am posting everyday. THAT has been challenging and wonderful for me.
To all fellow bloggers and writers – let’s keep moving forward in our goals and dreams and helping each other to get there.