200 – that’s how many blogs I have written. This is 201. So here are five things I have learned in the almost 2 years I have been a bona fide blogger with wordpress:
1. You will not be popular right away – or ever necessarily.
Granted when I first started blogging I had a few hopes that my blogs would be so witty and awesome that I would immediately have 100+ readers. Well I have not even gotten close. LOL…I have on average about 30-40 readers (or visitors) on days when I blog. I think this is mainly due to me reading people’s blogs and me commenting on other blogs. You know – you follow them, they follow you kinda thing! I have some great blogs that I follow and I know at least one or two of them follow me back, it’s cool. Never expected that kinda of relationship building on WordPress, but it’s true! So even though I don’t have my 100+ readers, I love my 30+ readers and maybe by the time I hit my 400 post I will be able to double my readership
2. Some people love it, some people don’t:
I have talked quite openly about the people who read my blog who don’t like me and I have no idea why they continue to read – hoping for a train wreck I assume, but for the most part, they don’t comment and they don’t trash me on my blog, so I will leave them be. Now that me and Newbie are no longer together 😦 at least one of them should stop reading thank God!
However, people in my life know that if they spend time with me, they risk being talked about. A lot of people are cool with this, as long I don’t mention names, put up private pics etc, but some people prefer I don’t talk about them directly. I understand this because some people have private lives they don’t wish to be shared with the world – remember all the countries I listed where I have been viewed from – ya the WORLD! However, I do make mention of things that happen to me, I am an open book, I just try to keep the gossip level to a minimum.
3. I won’t be that interesting everyday:
I originally wanted to blog every weekday and have fun, charming things to say. Well I am not a Kardashian so my life is NOT that exciting. I have had to pick and choose days to talk on my blog because some days – some weeks – I have nothing cleaver to say and I don’t feel like wasting my reader’s time by writing random stuff that has no meaning to me or them.
I have accepted this – hence why I am only at 200 blogs.
4. I feel a little A.D.H.D when it comes to my “theme”
As in the background of my blog. I changed it every couple of months and I can’t stick to one. One day, someone will come out with a theme I enjoy and I will keep it – I hope, but for now…it’s change change change! I have read a few ways to create my own theme, but somehow I am struggling, I don’t know if it’s my computer or what, but I dislike my themes and I need a new one – stay tuned!
5. I really enjoy blogging
I know this seems like a “duh” moment, I mean why create a blog if you don’t like blogging, but in all honesty I wasn’t sure if I would. I was going through a lot in my life when I started the blog, and it was more therapy for me than anything else, but it has turned into something more…something much more! It is now more of a living manuscript of my life for my friends, family and any future children I may have. I love it! I appreciate it! I respect it!
So thank you to my readers for sticking by me through 200 blogs…I hope to still be a part of your life 200 more blogs from now.
Have a great Monday!