First, I need to recommend this book to you.
I finished reading it on Friday and it is good! And I should mention that I checked it out from the library on Friday, so now you know how good.
I think you'll love it if you love twitter (like I do) and I think you'll love it even if you're not totally sure what twitter is. Okay maybe it helps to at least know what twitter is.
Also, I've been thinking lately about blogging and why I do it. I used to do it to:
b. become popular (hey, I'm just being honest!)
c. socialize/get comments
I've never done it to make money and I really don't think I ever will. Nothing against blogging for money! I really wish I could. But I know it wouldn't be worth it to me. The thing I hate most about blogging is promotion. This is why I've been blogging for three years (actually more but three years of real effort) and only have like 50 followers (if you add them all up from various locations)
So I wanted to evaluate my current reasons for blogging. I still love writing, but when it comes to being creative, lately I've been channeling that into my sewing, so it's lower on the list than it used to be. I really don't think I'll ever be popular. I'm just not willing to put the time in to promoting my blog. That's okay with me. And I still love making friends and getting comments, but I'm not thirsty for friends and social interactions like I used to be. I've made a LOT of good friends here, and I would love to make more, but I don't NEED to.
That pretty much sums up why I'm showing up here less and less. The main reasons I hang around are:
a. I might regret it if I don't. Someday I might really want this space to be here and so I keep it up.
b. I still have things I want to say, recipes I want to share.
c. To stay connected with the blogging community.
There you have it! I know that the more I blog the more I have to say (funny how that works) so I know I just need to do it more often, but right now I'm just enjoying my kids, enjoying the summer and trying to get my etsy shop off the ground (seriously hard. See above: I hate promoting myself)