Can I just rant about a pet peeve of mine lately? Yes? Awesome. I'm seeing a ton of discussion in blogland...about blogging. "How to take photos with even whiter backgrounds." "Tips to gain more followers on your blog." "The olden days of blogging and why writing about your thoughts and feelings is so passé." Don't get me wrong, if you're looking for that sort of information, it's out there. And I'm not implying it's bad information. But, as a blogger and blog follower, I'm just not feeling it. I don't blog to gain followers or monetize or take the best outfit photos. I'm not here in this little space of the internet to follow a set of blog rules that changes practically every day. I'm here to write blogs, and read them.
I LIKE BLOGGING. That's it. That's why I blog. Sometimes, I have more followers and sometimes I have less. Sometimes I finagle a DSLR photo for a post, but most of the time you get an automated gif that Google+ put together from the 1,001 photos I took of my dog blinking cutely on my bed. Perhaps I'm way off mark here, but even if I am... that's okay!
Having a voice is a thing that women simply could not do for, like, 2 billion years, and now I have one in my own little space and it's mine and I can say or share or explain or photograph whatever I want. And if YOU like it, and comment, and want to be my cyber friend as a result -- GREAT. If not, well then, that sucks but it happens. As the great kahuna says, "Live and let live." And if you get that reference, I'll send you ten dollars and you can be my maid of honor some day...or at least buy me a jello shot at the after party.
Also, if I read a blog post of "30 million blog topics for when you're bored and uninspired," I'm just gonna go ahead and assume any post resulting from it will be, well, boring and uninspired. I want to know about YOU. I want to hear how you're doing, what's happening, show me your humor and your wit. That's my favorite! And if you're not inspired to write for a day, a week, a year -- that's okay! At least, it's okay in my rules of blogging, which include writing when you are feeling inspired to write something - whatever that may be.
Please, for the love of puppies, stop telling me how to blog. I think I do an okay job