I just want to write. As far back as I can remember I have loved to write. I write for myself and if someone else enjoys it, then it’s a bonus. I started blogging right after Nathan was born. It was a way for me to write down my feelings, my frustrations, our life. I started this blog as a way to keep all of our family and friends updated on life in the K house. And then earlier this year I realized there is a whole blogging community out there! Oh the possibilities!
I got excited at the chance to branch out. To meet other people who enjoy writing as much as I do. I was excited at the fact that people other than my family would read the thoughts coming from my brain. Maybe meet others with a shy personality like myself who get it. And then I was slapped with a big dose of reality.
Do you know how many bloggers there are out there? Do you know how many people blog as a profession? It is no easy task to actually get noticed in the blogosphere. And it’s been a bit frustrating for me. Again, I do not blog for anyone but myself but let’s face it. Everyone just wants to be validated. As someone who absolutely loves to write, deep down I do want others to read it.
I feel a little bit like I’ve stepped back into high school. I just want the cool kids to notice me, or really anyone to notice me. I understand there is a whole science to getting traffic to your blog. Obviously I have not figured out the right equation yet. And let’s not get started on the social media aspect to blogging. That’s a whole other topic in itself. For me it’s not about money or a business. Of course who wouldn’t want to make money doing something they love? For me it’s entirely wanting to meet new people and to just have my words read.
So I guess for now I will keep doing what I’m doing. I will continue to write about topics that mean something to me. Maybe one day my boys will look back on this blog and get a better sense of who there mother was. I hope they will appreciate that I took the time to document some of our fondest memories.
What do you enjoy blogging about the most? Does the amount of traffic to your blog matter to you?