My blog is nearly six weeks old.
For months after a baby is born,
you refer to its age in weeks.
So maybe my husband has a point,
My blog is my new baby!
Well if that is the case,
As the parent of my new blog,
I have some queries and questions,
of those of you more experienced blog parents than I.
In the early days as I read other blogs,
I was amazed to see,
the number of people,
taking the time to write,
on every conceivable topic.
I felt like a child in a sweet shop,
whenever I knew I had free time,
to sit and read so many different posts.
Then if i wished,
I could press the “like” button.
After a while,
I began to absorb my new surroundings.
Some people had large followings,
some relatively small.
Some posted frequently,
others less so.
Then I noticed,
that some wrote amazing, interesting pieces,
and very few liked them.
Others wrote a
“see you later, too busy to blog” post,
and got seventy likes!
I ask myself,
“Was it their earlier work,
that drew in the crowds?”.
“Were they generous to others,
generating friends and followers,
through hard word and networking?”
Are there people “following” these blogs,
just to be seen to hang out with the “right” people?
So my first questions are:
Does the world of wordpress,
follow the same unofficial rules of school?
Make friends carefully.
Stay well in with the popular gang!
What do the majority do?
Am I naive by writing what I want,
and liking and following who I enjoy?
My next question is to all you Big Bloggers.
Do you really want to know if I visit?
Sometimes just by good luck,
I happen across one of these big blogs.
Some of them are so much more than mine.
Visually in some cases of travel, photographic and art blogs.
Or else containing amazing written content in others.
I am blown away by what I see and read.
They are not in my field but I love to visit them.
So my question is,
What should I do when I visit these very popular blogs?
Beautiful images, well written posts.
I love them.
However so do 350 others.
Is there any point in putting in another like?
In a writing blog,
I’m itching to comment.
Then I see 192 comments.
Maybe I’ll leave it and not disturb them any more.
If I comment they may think,
I’m just looking for notice!
Sometimes these big bloggers,
(that sounds so rude!)
“like” my post.
This brings me to their amazing blog,
with a gazillion followers.
I feel rude not letting them know I visited,
and that I was impressed.
However, as before, I ask myself,
“Do I add one more tiny like?”
I really would love to know the answers.
In the meantime,
I will continue,
to write what I want to,
and to “like”, “follow” and “comment” as I wish to.
Exactly as I did in school!
I was my own girl back then.
Age has not made me any smarter!