I started blogging about 3 years ago. I remember being a bloggie newbie and being really excited getting comments, and getting to know bloggers from around the world- it was fun! I blogged almost every day for a long time and then it got to a point where blogging stopped being fun.
I read somehwere that you should blog frequently, if you want to get a lot of readers. But I wasn't having fun blogging on a daily basis, and it became a chore. And then a light bulb went on- who is my most important reader? Me!
JK Rowling the author of the Harry Potter books said she didn't have a particular audience in mind when she writes, she writes for herself. She doesn't write what she thinks readers want to read. I believe that's what made her one of the best authors of our time.
I am no JK Rowling, but I noticed when I wrote what I thought people would want to read- I didn't feel like blogging. It was a self-imposed pressure.
With that realization, my style of blogging finally evolved into a family journal/scrapbook of sorts. I became inspired when I read of bloggers turning their blog into a book. And I want my descendants to read my blog book and get a glimpse into the life of their grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother.....
The subject that I'm most passionate about is my family- they're an endless supply of writing material. And that is another reason why my blog has become more of a family scrapbook.
And since this blog has become more about my dealings with my family, it's important that I protect their privacy from random strangers who come across my blog from a search engine. So that means my blog will become private.
If you're interested in being added to read my private blog, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your email address to add you on. I'll keep this post up until the end of this week.
Next week...this blog is going private. I know my super private hubby RM is pretty happy about that!
Not to be rude or anything, but....
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