Something I hear over and over again from people who write blogs is I started my blog for myself. I’ve lost count of the number to times I have read or heard people say I didn’t even tell anyone about it for months.
Often this is said as it was a bad thing. As if it is in some way embarrassing, arrogant or foolish to write for yourself. It is not.
If you write a blog and enjoy it, then good for you. We all need our creative outlets. Chances are that if you write a blog, you may also read other blogs. And that is where you can find yourself and your blogging mojo taking a bit of a self-inflicted bashing.
You may have noticed that the internet is awash with helpful articles and post on the dos and don’ts of blogging. Suddenly you are worried that you are not “blogging” properly.
If you’ve asked yourself the question “Am I blogging properly?”, the answer is yes. Here’s why:
- What is a blog? A blog is a website that you post entries to. Blogging is the process of updating that blog. So if you have a blog and write on it, you are blogging properly.
- You can live without social media. Just because you have a blog, it doesn’t mean to have to share everything on social media. If you started your blog for yourself, you are perfectly entitled to keep it that way.
- Stay true to yourself. Up till now you were happy to write on your blog occasionally. No big thing. You write when you feel like it and you write about what you fancy writing about.
- Don’t compare. When you began your blog, you set it up with a layout you like. You were proud of it. So treat it like a baby. Don’t compare it to others or try to make it different, don’t make fit in with the norm. It is yours and it is unique.
Now, go back and read your first few posts. Don’t cringe. Be proud of your space. You are blogging. There is no properly.