Okay, so I haven’t posted a blog in ages. Why is that? Well, there isn’t anyone reading my blog and I felt despondent. I jumped onto google analytics and there was 0 activity for February. I was so sad. It even meant that my family wasn’t reading my blog. I had made more of an effort to post. I was thinking of new things to post. I was even enjoying my posting.
So I have to push myself now – my blog can be just for me, I can blog like no-one is reading and write just for me.
I have discovered that I actually really like to write and I enjoy doing a little research into some of my posts. I enjoy creating the pages with the graphics and learning more about the blogging process and reading other blogs about blogging. So blogging really is a bit of a hobby? When I have some downtime I like to draft out blogs in a notebook and then I get around to posting them on my page. I read a lot of Instagram and I really love trying to combine IG and blogging together. If I can make someone happy, make them smile or laugh I a super happy. If I can teach them something or give them an insight I feel I have done something significant with my day. I am not just going through the motions.
My next question to myself then is, why, when my friends, for example, introduce me to someone & tell them that I have a blog, do I wave my hands in front of my face saying, no, no, it’s nothing! Not that this has happened I just with that it would happen.
Maybe because blogging also makes me a little bit braver than I really am. I can be a little bit more of the person I’d like to be from behind my keyboard. I become that creative writer that I was never allowed to be. I am terribly shy. I am introverted and I can be outgoing when forced but it is such an effort. I can’t keep up with how many times I’ve kicked myself because I didn’t ask someone their name and admire their work and talk to them about it. I can do that from behind the keyboard.
I will be blogging for me. I enjoy posting, it may not always be twice a week which is my goal. I will try. If you stumble across my blog and you enjoy it. Drop me a note I would love to hear from you.