It’s taken me a little while to allow myself to fully indulge in the world of Blogging, the Blogosphere, Blog Land, but I’m getting there.
I’ve realised that blogging, to get it good and to really make the most of it and enjoy it, takes time. Sometimes, a hell of a lot of it. You’re nurturing your own character through your blog, massaging your own self-discovery, at the same time as discovering other people.
In the Blog world where there are so many different opinions out there, you’re bound not to connect with all of them. At the birth of my blog (10 months ago) I found that there was such a variety of blogs that, though I appreciated them, many – probably 80% – weren’t ones that would really catch my attention or inspire me. I could read them, enjoy them, and I thought that was what blogging was like. But I have since discovered, through a more dedicated search for blogs akin to my own, that there are some brilliant ones out there that are well suited to my likes, my hobbies and my humour. (I love a funny post!) Bloggers can be wonderful, talented people!
So what I have found over the last couple of months – having wanted to give more of my time to the blogging community as well as the progression of my own blog – is that you can make great connections with people over a few simple comments. Some people pour their heart and soul into their posts. It’s cathartic, often for blogger and reader! Sometimes I wish I could do that, but I know I have familiar eyes and ears that may not/should not know my deepest darkest secrets – hello Mother, Father, and perhaps Nana too – I appreciate your support and will continue to keep things clean!
That’s the thing though, a blog is usually out there to be read. If you want yours to be read, then read others too. I have found that my blog is steadily getting a consistent flow of readers through each day and my heart leaps with joy each time I get a comment, a like or, the biggie, a new follower!
The most precious thing you have to give is your time. Give it and hope you’ll get it back!