When I first went through all these themes, I had something in mind for this one.
That’s more than a month ago, though, so … I no longer have any idea.
Note to self: Keep that notebook with me so I can jot ideas down (I am getting better with this).
In the end, that also means I need to punt and regroup and figure something out. And what better way than to do a blog post about blogging.
Well, kind of.
As I get my rhythm back into more regular blogging, I also realize how things have changed over the past couple of years when my sporadic posting kind of was more about making sure we keep a challenge going rather than connecting with others – which I always loved about blogging.
I peeked around and looked at some old favorites and it seems they have slowed or have fully stopped blogging. Others have changed domains/themes and new people have emerged.
One thing that has always been true with blogging – people come and go. There are different reasons for blogging and if the end result isn’t what the person wants, blogs end.
Some want to make money. Some want comments and page views. Others just want a place to do their own thing. I’m a bit of a mix as I like to see some comments and views, but it’s also a place for me to have my personal space to write about whatever I want.
It’s why I’ve never honed in on one specific topic to be the theme here. I write about too many different things and I like it that way.
But the one thing I always loved and I have been trying to get back into even more is visiting other people’s blog. Though I was lax with it for a while with the Photo Blogging Challenge, I’m doing my best to visit, read, and comment on the majority of posts with people in this and other challenges I host. That’s because when we do a challenge, part of it is the community. And in some of the bigger ones (and even smaller) I’ve hosted, there are some people who will come, link up and leave without commenting here. And then they go to the others and comment.
You could say that kind of made me get a little lax on my own end.
Hosting challenges is fun, but I also do the work. So it’s fun to hear back from everybody, just as well as the others. It also stinks when somebody posts later than somebody else and not everybody goes to their posts. That had made me think about turning the challenges into a blog hop more than a linkup, because that way everybody’s link would be at the end of all posts. That might help each of the challenges to grow.
But I digress. Let’s get back to the theme.
Bring me to you.
Part of getting back into the blogging world on a more regular basis is hitting new blogs and seeing what is out there. I like to learn about the blogger/writer and I like when they have ways for me to see their personality and style. I like when they bring me to them and make me want to come back for more.
I miss the days of “readers” where you’d subscribe and have a ton of places to see new posts listed. I’m now trying to keep a list of blogs I like and would enjoy reading on a semi-regular basis.
So keep doing what you are doing and bring me to you!
This post is part of the 2020 20 Days of Chill Writing Challenge hosted by A ‘lil HooHaa. Please check out the link if you’d like to see others or join in. You don’t have to do every theme if you don’t want! And for those participating, take a moment and check out the other participants!
20 Days of Chill: 2020 Day 19