I am relatively new at blogging, at least new at blogging consistently. I dabbled in it for several years, but only recently began to write on a frequent basis. And I’ve learned by reading other blogs and help and how to guides that bloggers are a lot like teenage girls — they crave feedback and approval. They want to be popular, have a lot of followers, have a lot of likes. What’s the point of taking the risk of putting your words and thoughts out there in cyberspace if not to get some positive feedback in return?
There is a lot of advice out there on how to get more readers, including to focus your blogs. Blog on a theme, to specialize. Like blog about desserts or cooking. Or blog about gaming. Or blog about children. Or blog about gaming that includes cooking desserts for children.
Well, that advice doesn’t help me at all. I don’t focus or specialize at anything.
What am I an expert at?
**Crickets chirp. Minutes pass. Silence is king.**
I know the most about being me, living my life. I wouldn’t even say that I specialize at being me. There are more times than I wish that I would like to send in a substitute player for myself to live my life for the day while I stay home and watch true crime. The sub surely couldn’t make any worse decisions during that 24 hour period than I do. Maybe they would even make better ones. Bonus!
So, I may never have thousands of followers or be voted Blog High School Homecoming Queen because there apparently isn’t a big group of followers for “middle-aged Southerner writing about her days”. But frankly, I would rather read about the things that I find interesting than chocolate cakes or battling asteroids. Oh, but if it were asteroids made of chocolate cake–that I would find interesting. And handy to just walk outside and pick up cake.
UPDATE: I’ve been informed that asteroids don’t hit the earth often, and if they do, it’s not good, i.e. that movie “Armageddon”. I was envisioning little chocolate cake asteroids floating down, like manna. Apparently, I need to be following some science blogs.