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The Direction Of This Blog?

I’ve been struggling with what direction I want this blog to go in. When I first started, I didn’t have the clearest sense either. I just knew I liked writing about writing, so that’s what I did. And I’ll still continue to write about being a writer.

As of late, I’ve been composing more personal blog posts. Posts about my thoughts, my life.

I often wonder why bother. No one is going to read it. And even if someone does, he or she won’t care. But that’s kind of the point in a way. To write, to blog as though no one will read your words. The point isn’t to impress or please. I’m not trying to be perfect or flawless.

Ultimately, I control what I want to write, what I publish. No one else.

This blog is becoming more of an online diary or a virtual journal. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that despite the annoying voice in my head telling me otherwise.

I will always write even if no one read anything I wrote.

Sometimes I forget how enjoyable blogging is. I can get caught up in numbers or results. But I can’t forget about the happiness creating brings me.

I’m constantly changing. This blog is too. That’s okay. It’s a good thing I’m not doing the same stuff I did four years ago. Right?

I should embrace change. One exception is the newer WordPress editor. Wake me up when the powers that be replace the newest one with a better one. Until then I will exclusively use the old editor.

I’m stubborn.

I feel proud of my old posts. I really like most of them. But maybe one day, I’ll be able to create content I haven’t created before and not feel guilty for not sticking to what I used to do.

All this being said, I’d love to hear any feedback you may have for me. What do you like? What do you hate? What do you want to see more of?

Thank you for stumbling across this blog and sticking around so long.

12 thoughts on “The Direction Of This Blog?

  1. I still use the old editor too, lol.

    I think that’s what blogs were originally meant to be… online journals. I’ve seen a few blogs that are just that and the authors remain anonymous. But now the Internet is the home for freelancers and creators. Blogs have become a business in a way.

    My blog started off like that. I wanted an author platform, but I had no idea what I was doing. I believe most of my posts were me complaining about how much homework I had, lol. Everyone always says you HAVE to have a “niche,” but I don’t think that’s the case. It’s your blog and you should write whatever you feel inspired to write.

    And don’t worry about people not reading it. You have loyal followers and a change in topic is always nice.

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    1. Mhm, the old one works for me.

      True. They were. And then a lot of companies decided to start a blog for their business. Blogging has changed in many ways.

      Oh right. I remember you telling me that. Haha. Maybe I should complain about homework as well. Yeah, I think I agree with you. Exactly. What’s the point of blogging if you don’t?

      Aw. Thank you.

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  2. You girls are getting a bit pessimistic. I keep reading both your blogs and Rachel’s newsletter and thankfully, my hope in today’s young people is renewed. Surely you realize we are interested in YOU, and your comments on things, and yes, even the rants are of interest to your fans. Keep on doing what you’re doing. Variety is great. All posts don’t have to be about writing, specifically. I especially enjoy your poems. Thank you for sharing them.

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  3. I think of my blog, now coming up on 4 years old, as an informal record of my life. Written with readers in mind, to be sure, but also written the way I wish to write. I love the idea of it being a personal journal. Not private, true. But definitely personal. Which means those of us who keep coming back, even after unanticipated breaks, are interested in how you are processing your life. No matter what the posts are about. Though I do enjoy hearing about your inner dialogue about the blog. It helps me with my own self-conversation! 🙂 And, even better, I don’t know anyone who’s exactly like you! 🙂

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