Sunday, May 8, 2011
Does Blogging Validate Me? Part 2
Politics, economics, trends, religion, and sports are just a few of the ways we are divided and less tolerant. Yet the bottom line is we crave community. So here we are social networking, blogging. The need for others is strong. I'd love it if you all lived in my neighborhood and although we wouldn't have to be the best of friends we could be friends. This blog is the next best thing. The problem for me becomes the sacrifices I make for my blog. Example: Time with my children, housework, and myself. Yes, I do sacrifice parts of myself because I want to be liked. I try not to do too many homeschool/Montessori posts because most of my readers aren't homeschoolers, I limit how much I talk about Jesus because many people equate that with religion -which brings me to politics... well I probably wouldn't mention that anyways. Most of my readers are into vintage clothing and lifestyle. This drives my blog to lean that direction. Vintage has been a main staple in my life so it isn't hard to talk about and I enjoy it. I just have to remind myself I drive my blog not my readers. Does that make any sense?
I'll admit I get excited by each and every new follower and when I lose one I feel kinda bad. How much better it feels to gain followers based on the complete, total real me.
P.S. One of my favorite readers, Shannon, just commented that online is the new back fence. Said perfectly!