I don’t blog for attention, even though I love to see my views go up through out the day/week/month.
I don’t blog for likes or comments, even though I do love it and get excited when I get likes and comments.
All of these above are extras bonuses.
The reason I blog, well the main reason, is just a simple thing.
I love to tell a story.
You see the blogosphere is huge these days, you have hundreds of milions people round the world blogging, compared to like 50 over 10 years ago.
You have bloggers who consentrate on one thing, they have one main audience.
You have seasoned bloggers who have been doing it for years, you have newbies (like myself, yeah I’ve been doing this about 6 months now) who last a month or 6 months maybe even a year or 2, and give up because they either get bored or don’t get the reaction they were expecting.
The ones who only target one type of audience have a limited outcome or tunnel vision. You also get bloggers who talk about how to blog or teach you ways to succeed.
Fair play to everyone who blogs, it isn’t easy, and it’s damn hard to stand out. So you can see why many give up because their views are low.
Personally I’ve had views in the high 100s and the low 10s, I average to about 30-50 visitors a day.
I came into blogging not expecting much, and over the 6 months so far, I’ve loved seeing my audience grow, and the likes and comments make me feel awesome. Yeah I don’t get many but I don’t mind. As long as my stories get read.
I’m not everyones cup of tea, but I do what I do, I blog what I blog.
IT IS WHAT IT IS.
Obviously I would love more people to take an interest in what I type, but I don’t cry if I get 0 views a day.
I blog because I love blogging, I have some proper dedicated viewers, and some that come and go as they please, and that’s their prerogative, I can’t force people to come, I can’t force people to stay or read every blog.
I just appreciate the views, likes and comments I get.
I’ve seen bloggers give up, I’ve seen new bloggers start up, I’ve even encouraged some new people to blog, and it awesome knowing I’ve helped someone find a new passion.
I’m not afraid of the competition, because there is none. Every blogger is different, we all have our own thing and own style, there is no wrong or right way to blog.
I blog about anything on my mind at the time, I do personal, work, inspirational, funny, sad, emotional. I just enjoy writing, I never used to be good at it because my mind was closed. As I’ve grown up my mind has become open, all my experiences are personal and real, and I think worthy of making a record of it. If others don’t like it then so be it, this is my personal corner of the internet, my own space in the blogosphere.
I write what I want, when I want, it helps me clear my mind, it helps me get things out, it helps me stop going crazy, it stops me holding everything in and having another long stay in depressionville.
To say I’ve found a new passion is an understatement, I’ve found a life source, writing isn’t just tapping on some keys on a screen or laptop, it is an expression. My blogs are just me in the raw, no masks, no hidden agendas.
Just pure love of writing.
To any new bloggers, or any bloggers struggling just go for it. Don’t hold back, just type away without a care in the world, don’t worry about views or followers or even likes and comments.
If people love it they will come, it’s not about how good of a writer you are, if you put your neck out and start a blog like I did, it’ll help you, or someone else, it may even save your life to just get your thoughts out there, shit it may even save someone elses life.
Just go for it.
I started 6 months ago, I now have 274 followers, through wordpress, email sign ups and social media followers (Facebook and Twitter) and even more that haven’t even pressed that follow/subscribe button.
I’ve had 6059 views, it may not seem like a lot for 6 months worth of work but thats 6059 potention smiles, 6059 potential lives saved because they realise they aren’t alome in this world, I know for a fact it’s saved 1 life.
I may talk a lot of shit a lot of the time, but people connect to that, people read it, I make people smile, I’ve been told I inspire people.
Never give up because you don’t reach your expectaions, never give up because your not as popular or successful as other bloggers, just do what you do, your audience will grow.
Just open your mind and don’t be afraid to publish that blog, don’t be afraid to show your views, don’t be afraid to show the real you.
Your time will come, just keep going.
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