When I created my blog, it was to share ideas. To share ideas and experiences, and to engage with others — yes, that includes you. I detested blog posts that were simply daily journals or gripes or complaints or even inspirational photos or quotes. To me, those things seemed empty: Unless I know you personally or have established a relationship with you, I don’t want a recap of your day, I want a point. I want something that makes me think, or smile, or that catches my attention in a meaningful way.
The trouble with that line of thinking, though, is that it’s the same kind of thinking that makes me cry when I hear songs like “Message In a Bottle,” which I talked about here. It’s me being “Little Miss Intense,” the one who can’t stand “fluff” and could turn even the silliest situation into an internal philosophical debate. “To bake the cookies, or not to bake the cookies — that is the question.”
. . . Kidding!
But seriously! The trouble with me is that I’m suddenly finding myself incapable of meeting my own expectations. I want to build Shift. I want it to be big, good, great! I want to write every day all the time. I want to share with you the thousands of thoughts (I’m not exaggerating) that run through my mind every day. But at the end of the day, Shift is just Shift, my beautiful blog that doesn’t pay squat . . . It can’t always be my priority, and (banging my head against the wall) sometimes by the time I get to it, my well has already run dry . . . But how do the good bloggers do it?
And so that’s my question today, my question for you: What role does your blog play in your life? How do you do it? And also, what attracts you to a blog? What makes you read?
Note: The good news is that my computer is back and good as new. Hurray!