Well. Yesterday was an an interesting day, blog wise. I had the most views and comments for ages. It was probably partly due to the Commenting Bootcamp tasks where we have been finding new blogs on which to make comments, both agreeing and disagreeing. So thank you, fellow bloggers, for that, and keep up the good work.
Now, let’s just have a word about my sense of humour. Yes, we are not all the same. Some, like me, are blessed with a warped mind from birth, which clearly shows in our writing. If, like me, you were bestowed with the heavy sarcasm, rhetorical thoughts, wit, and controversial criticism gene, then these are the bloggers I love.
When I throw out a question like “why do we have an Easter bunny” – or – “what is the true meaning of Easter”, I didn’t expect a serious mini essay on Pagan rituals of newness and rebirth. Although I thank you for the time you took to write this, I yawned as I read it.
Also, if I suggest to a fellow blogger that she should lock her children in the understairs cupboard for the day, so she has time to blog and drink gin, I didn’t mean it. Ok? It was supposed to be funny. No need to phone Childline…..
Do you ever think about bloggers who were keen to follow you in the heady days of January when your blog was new? Are they still there? Have they unfollowed you? Are they lurking – reading what you post but not commenting, and saving up a huge comment when you really touch a nerve? I’m sure I have some like this. One blogger who shall be nameless on a writing site, made it clear that they weren’t looking for frivolity or childishness when reading blogs. I readily agreed, as I wanted to make a good impression and show I could be a serious would-be writer….. Oh, how I have failed.
It’s funny how your blog changes as time goes on, isn’t it? (Rhetorical question there…. No need to reply). Are you influenced by what other bloggers are writing, and do you wonder if they are getting more followers then you because of their humour, writing style, or fabulous photos? I know I am.
Are you worried that you don’t have a niche? God, I’m worried about everything now! (I’m not actually praying to God at this point – just a figure of speech). Going paranoid! So I think I’ll just carry on as always, some serious posts, photos, daily rantings, travel pieces, interspersed with daily challenges (that Crayola colour one is a killer!)
I’ve got a friend from Germany coming to stay on Sunday, she has invited herself for five nights – not seen her for over 12 years, so I’m not sure if I will have time for blogging. Any hints or tips for dealing with a Germanic female guest, while trying to blog in secret, will be gratefully received…….
(That last sentence was not rhetorical, by the way….)