Why do we blog?
I asked myself one day "Why do I blog?". I enjoy my followers and love when someone leaves a comment. When I started blogging, I wasn't even aware of what a follower was and didn't even know that I needed to check for comments.
As time went on and I learned more about the blogging world, I began to see how much importance was put on followers and comments. I began to feel like a failure since I did not get many followers. I then added a stat counter and realized that I had way more visitors than I realized and even though they are not signed up as followers, I could tell by the stats that many of the same people were come back on a regular basis. Then I became obsessed with reading my stats to see who had been here and where they came from.
You can really become intense on information overload. Then you start thinking: Who is my target audience? What do they want to hear about or see?
Then I went back to the reason I started blogging in the first place. I have always kept a journal, but with the onslaught of technology I found myself drawn more and more to my computer. When I discovered blogging, I realized it was simply a way for me to document my daily life in lieu of a journal.
I realized there is no right way or wrong way to write a blog. There are no secret tips on what topics to write about. Some of my most memorable comments and finest moments have been on blog topics that I just wrote "because it's what I wanted to write".
Do I love my followers? YES
Am I happy with comments? YES
But most importantly, do I enjoy blogging? YES. I finally realized it doesn't matter why I do it or what I talk about, what matters is that I enjoy it.