For the last few months – I’ve wondered if “in the moment” blogging a lost art ? Has blogging just become these are the “things I want” or the “things I got” – thanks to Brand X . I don’t know about you – but it seems like being a blogger has gone very “commercial.” For those that currently using their blog to make money – there is nothing wrong with that. This is just questions about me and other first wave bloggers like myself.
When I first started blogging , I loved it. It was fun and I looked forward to to sharing my little world with the rest of the world. (even though I knew only 5 people where reading it )I realize that I’m part of the world that gets paid to blog about certain things for products, giveaways, etc. The thing is I don’t look forward to blogging anymore. When I have a blog post to write , it is usually for a very specific reason.
Why? I think part of the reason I’m afraid to put myself out there with certain things. So many other women are out there waiting to criticize or jump on the slightest weakness. It’s sad to say that – but its a true reality. Now I’m not saying that everyone is like that (and especially all my wonderful readers) but I’ve seen it happen more times than I can count.
I’m no longer part of that group that people don’t know who I am. I’m not an “A List”-er or celebrity by any stretch of the imagination but people know who I am and what I do. (Yes I know – its my own fault) I’m not complaining about it – I admit I enjoy it. It just causes me to be cautious about what I say/write.
I started blogging in 2004 back before it was cool , a business model, etc. It didn’t have a niche – it was just about my life , my kids and my thoughts. It was an opportunity to be creative and come up with things that were important to me and those that did read my blog! Maybe it is time to get back to that .
What are your thoughts?