I have been thinking about my blog and reflecting on my posts, and it occurred to me that although I initially started this blog so that it could be a platform for my writing I haven’t been using it for that. It seems it’s more a venue for me to voice my thoughts of life, a sounding board if you will.
I follow many blogs, each one is unique and inspiring in its own way. Some of the blogs I follow have mass followers others only a few, but what each of these had shown me is that it doesn’t matter if your blog has a theme or a particular niche, that is not necessarily what people are after.
What I’ve come to realise is that the blogosphere is my oyster and I am free to make my blog whatever I need it to be at the time.
Maybe one day it may become the writers platform that I initially envisioned but for the moment I’m fine with it just being a vessel for all my thoughts and rants, all my hopes and missions.
23 thoughts on “The blogosphere is our oyster”
It seems to me, after having done this for about 7 months, blogging is about connecting with other people. I’m just learning this now!
I guess it is whatever we want it to be, or need it to be. I love that I have been lucky enough to meet so many wonderful people, I think that connecting is definitely the best part of blogging I have to agree. 😀😀
I started a blog in 2009 as being easier than writing round robin letters to family and friends about how we were getting on in rural France and why it wasn’t the rosy dream sold by the estate agents but something very different….but through blogging I have ‘met’ so many good, kind people whom I can regard as friends; have had my eyes opened to so many things I knew nothing about before; as you say, connecting is the best part of blogging.
And some day I’ll get this blasted book finished…
Good luck with your book Helen, I’m sure you will get it finished. 😊😊😊
I think it’s important to remember your blog is for you. We can’t please everyone, but we can please ourselves. Those who are interested in what you have to offer will show up. Sometimes, the purpose for your blog gets revealed in time.
Thanks Sylvie, you are so right. 😊
I know what you mean. I started with one goal, and now my writing skills have increased. I writ almost everyday. Some days I have nothing to say, which is alright. I sometimes ponder what I should write. When the Lord is silent, I am silent.
I agree completely, I think our blogs constantly evolve. I started mine to write about my food and recipes but I think if you are a communicator, it’s impossible not to write about life, especially as you start for form lovely friendships xx and is it not still exercise for you as a writer? You’re still put (metaphorical) pen to paper each time you post?!
Totally agree xx
Awww, yes, such a beautiful post!!! So true!!!
Diana, as long as you find pearls in those oysters, keep blogging away! 😉
I to started my blog with a goal – to keep in touch with family while I was traveling. However somewhere along the way I caught the bug and have had a lot of fun as I get the opportunity to write whatever I feel like and whenever I feel like it.Now it rambles making me ponder more the journey or destination like it’s name. 🙂
I guess that’s what makes blogging so much fun and so addictive. Xx
Such a great post and what a great blog! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog so happy it allowed me to discover yours 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words 😊😊
I know what you mean. Unload and Unwind has changed from being about writing with a capital W to writing being the vehicle I use to discuss and explore what I see happening around me and the world in which I live. In a way it’s opened up for me an avenue to express myself that I may not have considered in the beginning of my blogging journey.
I also never expected the kind of community that can grow and the friends you make with those you are never likely to meet but know far better than many people you’ve known for years.
So true Jenni xx
I reckon many bloggers do a much better of a job in informing or giving opinions than many mainstream journalists
I think so too, they are more honest, more upfront .
My blog’s pretty random too. Although some of the best blogs I read by other people are the ones that are just about whatever pops into the blogger’s head that day. Somehow, it’s more interesting.
I tend to agree. 😊😊