When I started blogging a few months ago I hadn’t a clue what the hell I was going to write about! Now, 100+ followers and 80-odd posts later…I still don’t! (who knew I could talk so much hooey?)
First I’d like to say a massive THANKS!! to everyone that hit ‘follow’. I never intended to have more than 3 followers (me and 2 fake accounts that were also me just to get the numbers up) to be honest and all the positive feedback I’ve had from everyone has done wonders for my self esteem. There’s no way I could’ve done this a year ago.
As I cleaned the goldfish bowl this morning and pondered who’s been slipping bran flakes into the water (trust me, after one day that water is much too murky for a creature that size) I got to thinking, what’s the ‘theme’ of my little blog?
Unsurprisingly I came to the conclusion there is no theme. It’s pretty much just a scrapbook of the inside of my head.
But a couple of things I have noticed:
I try to steer clear of the negatives as much as possible. I feel there’s enough negativity out there and the minute I put it in writing and post, I’ve just cemented it’s ugly place in the world. But I assure you I am not Suzy Sunbeams 7 days a week. I’ve got the same real life hassles as everyone else despite my efforts to bang on the saucepan on my head to drown them out.
I also try to not think of the audience too much because it takes the craic out of the whole thing for me. Then when I get a like or a positive comment it makes my little day because I know the post was honestly me.
Some weeks I’m not in the form so don’t have much to say, then other times my head will be exploding with ideas and I’ll have loads to talk about.
Finally I had zero intention of writing any poetry. What a shocker that was! I was abysmal writing poetry in school and the minute I heard that final bell I tossed all notions of it on the bonfire of my school years and laughed like a crazed lunatic as it went up in smoke along with all memories of the German language and the university applications I didn’t even bother to complete.
By far the best thing about WordPress is the other bloggers! Sometimes I’ll be having a chat with someone on the other side of the world who I’ve never met and think: this is so effing cool!! Or when I’m drawing a blank I’ll read someone else’s post and get a flash of inspiration.
I think everyone should give blogging a go. Some people use it to clear their head (me), some share their journeys and educate the rest of us (A Guy Called Bloke), and some are stark raving mad and I thank the Lord they blog since it keeps them off the streets and the rest of us out of harm’s way (The Britchy One).
Whyever you might be tapping away at that keyboard, I’d like to raise my pint to you all and say keep it up ya good thing and thanks for reading my nonsense! Cheers!
P.S – Has anyone else’s blog changed in ways they didn’t expect??