I know what my blog is, kinda. It’s pretty similar to your blog. But if I look on the internet for ways to improve my blog, there’s very little pertinent results. It seems more about marketing and profit and increasing sales and the number of hits. A lot are political. like the writer just wants to be a news source. When I look for ways to improve my blog, I’m just talking about being a better writer and posting posts that are more enjoyable for my readers.
The way I see it, you and I are part of a team, you read my blog, I read yours, we comment on each others posts, we’re just regular people, and our blogs of a kind of (for lack of a better word, forgive me,) hobby. But are we the minority? When I search for more blogs to follow, all I get are professional blogs, like corporate blogs. Not just somebody blogging like you and me. The ONLY good way I’ve found to find fellow bloggers like us is by what I call bloghopping.
If you go back to my blog archives, and look at comments from say, 10 years ago, you’ll find that almost none of them are still blogging. Unfortunately, bloggers seem to come and go. Periodically I have to replenish my ‘follow’ list on my reader, find new blogs. Finding blogs like ours is difficult.
Try it! If you use the WordPress App, go to the reader, and select anything exept “Followed Sites”. When I do that, looking for new blogs, I don’t find any I want to follow, to me they’re they’re all corporate, professional industrial blogs, even the good sounding ones, once I go look at them. Try the same thing on Feedly, or any reader you may be using. It’s even worse if you search using the web browser.
So what is blogging? I can’t imagine being able to use this blog to make money, or having a thousand followers. I’d like to, if I didn’t have to change everything, turn it into a sterile personality-less blog.
I like my blog, I don’t want to change a thing, except keep it going and make it better. If I get a good idea, I might act on it, but pretty much, I think I lack imagination and creativity. which is possibly why I’m happy with things now.
What do you think? I get the feeling that this is a somewhat incoherent post, too rambly. I hope not.
Have a great day!