7 Extremely Interesting Things I Have Observed About Blogging

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Hello bloggers/readers!

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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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It is a serious commitment

HAHAHA that’s funny Starling. Of course it is!

No really.

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.

Trust me.

How serious are you about blogging?

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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?

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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!

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52 thoughts on “7 Extremely Interesting Things I Have Observed About Blogging

  1. So, true I personally don’t always read every post of the people I follow, because I can tell from the title I’m not really interested. The funnest thing is seeing how some long time bloggers act all “Yikes my first posts were so awful”, and I’ve read them and think, “Um you’re prejudiced, it’s not bad or that different.

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  2. Here’s another interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed about people following: they’re more likely to follow if all it takes is one click to do so, instead of putting in their email address. (still at 32 followers…)

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  3. GREAT POST TODAY STARLING 👌✨ all of your points are absolutely right. i especially agree with the fact that all of us book bloggers are SO SIMILAR! which isn’t a bad thing i guess, it means we get along really well, but it’s hard to stand out when everybody does the same stuff. also hahah i just changed my blog design so #6 is accurate 😂

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  4. Maybe the followers follow so many people that they don’t bother to look at certain blogs. I follow some people who post so often that I don’t bother to look at some, and sometimes I don’t like the content but in a few posts.

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  5. What do you think? Do all who follow read? No, I think that some people follow but don’t read. Maybe anyone who found this could delete the followers who don’t read, so they have an accurate count.
    What have you discovered about yourself through blogging? I’ve discovered that people listen to me and I can talk to people (it’s complicated), I discovered that I like writing more.
    What one personality do you think is pretty uniquely yours? I think that in the blogging world, I’m pretty normal, but in the real world, I’m different. Maybe that I… like legos? I don’t know. But I feel like EVERY blogger has the same personality. People should at least put interesting things in your about page if you want to seem different.
    What’s your writing style? Uh… short. By short I mean I write a little, quit a little. I usually write short stories and picture books so that doesn’t happen.
    How serious are you about blogging? I’m not that serious, I just post when I want to. I don’t have a schedule, and I don’t usually plan my posts ahead of time.
    How often do you change your blog design? A lot, unless I really REALLY like it.
    Does it scare you that your work is there for the whole world to read? Kind of, but our blogs are so small compared to everything else.

    Great post!! 😀

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    1. Hey that’s a great idea, Arabella!
      That’s really great to hear 🙂
      Wow that’s really interesting!!!
      Me too, I just blog when I want but I try not to go one week without any posts.
      That’s a real comfort, Ara! 😀

      Thank you so much for your long comment! I really enjoyed reading it.

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      1. You’re welcome! I don’t like to stay away from my blog for a while because then I go on an unplanned hiatus, which I hate doing. XD

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  6. These are some good points!
    I haven’t even been blogging for a few months, but I agree with all of of these!
    Getting a blog design exactly how you want it is hard enough, but having to change it so it won’t get boring? Ohhhh boy 😅 Lot’s of commitment is RIGHT.

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  7. Wow these are a lot of interesting points-I feel like I’ve discovered a lot about myself through blogging and found my writing voice (at least, more so.) I’ve also noticed how there are so many similar people-I think this can be a good thing, though, because you can meet so many new friends…great post 🙂

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  8. This is such an interesting post! I enjoyed reading your observations. 🙂

    All blog followers definitely do not read and comment! (I wish they did. XD) I try to read at least 3/4 of all the posts people I follow write, and comment on whichever ones I read. Sometimes I fall behind because of school, though.

    I’ve noticed the similarities on about pages too! I think part of it that many bloggers are fairly quiet, and since I’m a book blogger most blogs I read have bloggers who like to read and write, and a lot of them are Christian as well. It’s funny because at school I feel like there is no one like me (quiet, shy, reader) but on the blogosphere the majority of people are like that!

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    1. Thanks, Olivia 🙂 Hahaha yes I relate but sometimes the posts are just not engaging enough and I better not torture myself by reading it 😛

      I’m definitely not quiet and I have yet to find an ambivert 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

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  9. These are some very astute observations, Starling! I also feel like the blogs that consistently have great quality are overlooked, and don’t have as many subscribers as they should! There are too many overlooked blogs in the blogosphere 😢

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  10. This is such a unique post like I genuinely felt a burst of interest when I read the title! 💗 I feel like with every platform, not everyone’s going to like and comment. For example, I almost 700 followers (I still can’t process that) but I usually get 30-40 likes which is what I used to get for 100 or 200 followers. Honestly I’m not complaining and I’m thankful for everyone that shows engagement so I don’t really mind

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  11. Omg I hit send by accident. Anyways, 😂 I haven’t exactly discovered anything about myself but more so portrayed it from the very beginning. I never thought I’d be able to grow an audience though. Like it just blows my mind. And yess finding your voice is so important. If you read my posts from before, you’d realize they haven’t really changed because my voice in writing kind of just remains the same. Omg yes it IS a commitment for sure. I’ve been inconsistent at times but I’d never had issues with changing blog names and deleting past blogs. Sometimes I forget that this is actually on the internet and not just on WordPress readers 😂 It’s kind of scary to think about but I’m always excited to have new readers. Great post gurl!! 💗💗

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  12. I totally agree! Blogging really helped me to find myself. As for changing my design around a lot––big surprise on my blog on October 15th. I managed to keep it for a year, so…I applaud myself. Time for something different.

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  13. I’ve noticed all of these things as well! It took a while for me to find my blogging style, but I think I finally did. I actually haven’t had much trouble with my blog design. It’s pretty much been the same for about a year, with a few additions. I do like to change it for the holidays, though.
    -Rose

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  14. HERE ARE MY ANSWERS TO YOUR EXCELLENT QUESTIONS –
    • What do you think? Do all who follow read?
    For me, mostly not. I have similar commenters every time – with some recent additions YAY.
    • What have you discovered about yourself through blogging?
    I only started in Feb this year, but I have learnt SO SO MUCH. I’ve learnt that there are people out there who like me, for me (which is so nice to know) and I’ve discovered my passion for writing.
    • What one personality do you think is pretty uniquely yours?
    My way to switch between using all acronyms to spelling out super crazy words 😜 also, the way I use emojis a LOT 😉
    • What’s your writing style?
    I DONT KNOW. CRAZY, A LITTLE BIT OF SHOUTY CAPS, AND kinda funny? (I hope 😂)
    • How serious are you about blogging?
    Serious. I try to post 2 times a week. But, I do get that life comes before blogging.
    • How often do you change your blog design?
    Not often. I got S+E to do my current/only one, and I have one planned for 2019!
    • Does it scare you that your work is there for the whole world to read?
    Not really, I know people around me read it so I just think ‘if I’m happy for them to read it, the whole world can!’
    Rhi xo

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    1. Ooh yay you answered them all!

      HAHA same here!
      That’s all great to hear 😉
      Hwhwhwhwwhwhwhhwhwhwhh yeah I use emojis too much sometimes.
      S+E are really good at designing aren’t they??
      That’s a really good line!

      Thanks for your long comment!

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