Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tell me your blog story....
I have thought about blogging about this a few times. But never wanted to sound negative. Which I am not, but sometimes on email, text and NON talking formats things can be taken the wrong way. So please believe me when I say I am just very curious about this, NOT bashing or being negative! And I am not saying that no one should make any money off their blog! I am just curious why YOU blog! Thank you! :)
Lately I have seen a "shift" in blogging. Not all blogs, but a few that I have watched over the years evolve into something different, other than a blog, or so it seems. And then there are still some that have stayed the same (thank you!). Do you see this too?
Maybe I should talk about why I started my blog to begin with. I love the idea of an "online" journal and since it involves making friends, I loved that too. I enjoy talking about things that are fun, going on in my life or important to me. In no particular order. Just sharing is what I enjoy. I realized early on being a mother that real scrapbooking was entirely too time consuming. So when I started this blog and realized it is sort of a virtual scrapbook, that was the icing on the cake. I like to look back and see what was going on in that time of my life. I started this blog over 3 years ago, but didn't start posting regularly until this past November. Decorating is a big part of my life because I love and enjoy it. And I love that there are other women in blogland that share these same hobbies and likes with me. Do you have friends in "real life" that just don't get the decorating thing? Enough said. :)
Maybe I've got it all wrong, maybe people do use blogging as a source of income? There are a few blogs that are doing constant advertising. And I'm not talking about giveaways! I understand that everyone could use a few dollars, I'm not knocking that, but I get the feeling that these companies are the ones making out, not the blog writer. And yes, it's mostly on bigger blogs, but some of these bigger blogs aren't that personal anymore. I'm not knocking people that get 75 comments to each post either, because when they are keeping it real on the blog, I totally understand it, they are getting feedback where it is due! I love seeing my fellow blog writers getting love from their AWESOME projects and posts! Those aren't the ones I am talking about.
Just today I was reading a blog (that I normally do) and one of the commenters was complaining about the advertisements of the writer and immediately it became defensive. and she explained how long it takes her to write her posts, and all the time invested to size the pictures, center the pictures and all the techy stuff that it involves. And she just can't do it for free........ I guess what I wonder is, if it's so much work (for that person) why do it if you don't love it?
That is what made me wonder, why do you blog? What motivates your writing? What do you like to write about? What do you like to "see" in blogville? I do it because I love to share and look back. I also love all the wonderful friends I have met here in blogland!
And for the record, I have been contacted by a couple of advertisers. I personally didn't want to do it. NOT that someone else shouldn't. I just didn't know how to mix it in with my mundane postings of my life! LOL I'm just throwing it out there! :)