This is something i've been wondering a lot about lately, I see an increasing amount of bloggers on twitter who never seem happy with their blogs. Either they don't have enough followers, or they want more comments or they dislike all the negativity and so on and so on. And I just don't get it, I know that blogging does take up a lot of time and effort, but at the end of the day its just a blog. Its a very tiny piece of the internet that I don't think is worth getting upset over. I just wanted to share why I blog and what I get out of it.
I have either been blogging or posting youtube videos for probably about 3 years now and while I haven't ever reached 'Blog-Stardom' or whatever, I still get the same enjoyment from it all. I don't mind if I don't get comments on a post or I don't have a bajillion followers, of course it's always nice to have them but that's not why I do it. I blog because I want to, I blog because it makes me happy, it's something I like to do, I love to plan posts and get excited about the lightbulb flashing in my head when I think of something I want to post. I take great pleasure sitting down at my computer for a couple of hours and writing about something frivolous or girly or something no one in my family is interested in, like makeup or fashion or cooking! I think it was Kelly that said a while ago, that you should blog like nobody is reading, which is what i've always tried to do.
I know that for me blogging is a hobby, it's never going to pay the bills, it's never going to be put first, in the grand scheme of things it's a very small part of my life and is a long way down the list of things I have to think about after my home, my job, my friends and my family. I don't have enough time to keep up a regular routine of blogposts, but c'est la vie. I do as much as I can and I don't stress myself out about it. Sometimes I wish that I had time to sit around all day blogging until my hearts content, but thats not how the real world works.
I just read this back and I think I may have gone off the topic a bit at some point, Lol! I want to leave you with this, if you are a blogger or want to start a blog, then do it because YOU want to, not to fit in, not for followers, not for praise, just for yourself. That way you'll always be happy with what you end up with.