It’s not about how you start or finish writing a post, and it’s definitely not about how long or short it is. It’s not about how many people read it, or even see it, and it’s absolutely not about how many “likes” or “follows” you have at the end of the day.
It’s about casting out a message in a bottle into the universe, and waiting for a response. It’s about communication and empathy and understanding. Knowing what you needed to hear, and letting someone know that they are not alone, saying “I know how you feel, I’ve felt the same thing”.
I can’t blog for the numbers anymore, and neither can you. Blogging is not a sport, but trying to get money from blogging is. To put it simply, don’t get caught up in the rat race.
(blogging for money is a sport = rat race, get it?)
Realizing people read your blog for you, and not your posts is a blessing, not a curse. And sometimes you need to break out of that box of “they only like to read *insert specific subject here* and now I can’t write about anything else or I’ll loose my audience”.
Long story short, you blog for love, life, and yourself/friendships. I started my blog four years ago, and I can’t tell you how many bloggers I’ve seen fall through the cracks because they lacked the desire for one -or more- of those things.
Some were good people who’s lives got too busy, and others just wanted the recipe for instant fame and money. . . and well, it doesn’t work that way!
How do you feel about blogging, as a blogger?
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