Welcome back to my blog which I have unknowingly fallen in love with 😛
Anyway, today I will be discussing 7 Extremely Interesting Things I Have Observed About Blogging.
What a mouthful.
Let’s dive right in! Remember to comment your thoughts after reading, as this is sort of a discussion post.
Not all who follow comment or like (do they read?)
Yes this is sometimes I only realised recently. I have seen blogs with 1000+++ followers, yet the likes given to posts are less than a quarter of that. LESS THAN A QUARTER! 😮
Of course, this really depends on how you look at blogging. If you look at it as a place to share your thoughts and not care much about the followers and likes, then that’s fine. But if you want it to be just another social media platform and everything is about the followers and likes, then…………….. that would be a downfall.
I’m pretty sure this doesn’t just happen on blogging, but then again, today’s post is about blogging, ain’t it?
But I was also wondering if those who follow read the posts too, or do they just follow for fun? Hmm, wouldn’t that be interesting to ponder.
What do you think? Do all who follow read?
You discover so many things about yourself
It’s true! Well at least for me. I discovered quite a bit of myself. For instance, I really felt like writing is what I’m meant to do, and I learned where to put my foot down and say no. I am also not that afraid to voice out my opinions anymore.
What have you discovered about yourself through blogging?
So many people share similarities with you
If you read About pages when you check out new blogs, you would notice that the same pattern is there: Christian, blogger, writer, daughter of Christ, animal-lover, loves photography, reading, baking, etc.
I’m not saying it’s wrong. I’m just saying it’s quite interesting. Or maybe, they are just popular interests. It’s also pretty hard to make your About page unique and memorable.
This brings me to my next point.
What one personality do you think is pretty uniquely yours?
You gotta find your own style
When I first started, like so many other bloggers, I hadn’t found my own style. Style of writing, that is. Eventually though, I figured there were too many bloggers to imitate so I gave up and just wrote like how I would normally talk (minus my Asian slang :p )
So newbies, please find your own style that makes you memorable.
What’s your writing style?
It is a serious commitment
HAHAHA that’s funny Starling. Of course it is!
If you are considering starting a blog, don’t just expect people to show up and immediately follow, like, and comment while you rarely post. No no no. It’s a serious commitment people!
Believe me, don’t take blogging lightly. I have seen many bloggers who started blogs, threw them away, began again, changed the name, etc. many times. (me included) It can start to get annoying plus it will be hard to maintain blog traffic.
So make sure you actually want this, because once you get yourself into blogging, it’s terribly hard to leave.
How serious are you about blogging?
Getting the right blog design is hard
Oh yes. Ohhhh yes. Ohhhhhhhh yes. I’m sure every blogger who has blogged for at least half a year can agree with me on this.
It’s not as easy as you think. You want a design that represents you, one that you actually like, doesn’t look to ugly, not too bright, not too complicated (unless you want it to) and so much more!!
Besides, we have to change it once in a while or it’ll get too boring.
It always takes me forever whenever I switch blog designs coz once I switch something, I gotta switch everything.
How often do you change your blog design?
IT IS ON THE INTERNET WHERE THE WHOLE WORLD CAN READ IT
Sorry about that. But yeah, it’s kinda scary sometimes. Like, anyone anywhere anytime can search something up that is sort of related to your blog and BOOM! They found your blog.
Also, compared to other social media platforms it seems like blogging is somewhere where you really find out a person’s real personality (unless they’re faking) coz of all the wordssssss.
Does it scare you that your work is there for the whole world to read?
Well, this post turned out to be scarier and more directed at the new bloggers than I imagined.
For fun, answer the questions I listed after every section in your comments below! You can answer as many or as few as you like.
Here are the questions:
- What do you think? Do all who follow read?
- What have you discovered about yourself through blogging?
- What one personality do you think is pretty uniquely yours?
- What’s your writing style?
- How serious are you about blogging?
- How often do you change your blog design?
- Does it scare you that your work is there for the whole world to read?
Thank you so much for reading 🙂
Comment away your thoughts!