I am so in love with this quote. It really hit home when I saw this.
Often I find myself realizing that blogging and writing are very different things.
I read a lot of amazing blogs but, sometimes I wish writing about deeper things would appeal to a larger audience. I’ve learned that with twitter. Anytime I’m completely honest about my thoughts or anytime I express my feelings I lose followers. A lot of followers. It honestly doesn’t really bother me. It’s not a disappointment to ME.. but, at the same time I wish I just had more people that could relate to me. More people willing to read and write about things with more depth.
I used to write, a lot. I have notebooks on notebooks.. stashed away in one of my bottom drawers. I used to write 5 pages in one sitting if I was upset. Most of my writings are from when I was 14-17. I read some of my writings and I just cry. I’m amazed at the things I was willing to write about. I’m so inspired by my own writing. But, at the same time I’m completely lost. Where can I put this writing? Do I continue to just keep notebooks that I’ll stash away?
I realize I just recently wrote a post about why I blog. I don’t mean to repeat myself, if it seems like it.
I think it’s so easy to say, “I blog for me”… but, do you really?
Do you blog anything you want or do you make sure it’ll appeal to a larger audience?
Sometimes I get e-mails or comments from people who tell me that they read every post of mine. They don’t always comment.. but, the fact that people actually care to read my post amazes me. I have around 340 followers.. I know they don’t read every word I type. But, the fact that some of you actually care to read whatever it is that I type..
It amazes me. I want more blogging friends like that.
I’ve had blog friends who constantly contacted me all the time and now that they have more than 300 followers they won’t even respond to a comment I post. Honestly, get real. If I had 2,000 followers and someone with 56 followers told me they read my blog every day and really enjoy my blog.. I’d much rather be “bloggy best friends” with them opposed to someone who is a “big shot blogger”..
Let’s be honest. You’re going to gain more followers by latching onto a big shot blogger.. if they like you.. everyone will. I’m not telling you that you shouldn’t do that if you’re trying to become a big shot blogger.
We all love having a good number of followers.. again, I’m just being honest.
However, I wish I had some more super fabulous blog friends who shared a passion of writing with me.
Sometimes this whole blogging thing feels like Myspace. Remember people who were “myspace famous” ?
I don’t mean to trash blogging, at all.
I love it. Maybe for totally different reasons than others. To each their own.