1. I like blogging
  2. I like writing and expressing myself through words.
  3. I love having a written record of events, thoughts and random things even if I only look back on it once or never do.
  4. I enjoy seeing how many people visit my blog and sometimes leave comments
  5. I hope that my words sometimes encourage, provide hope, invoke thinking, provide insight, are “real” and relatable to the people that read my blog
    • I like reading some blogs myself and I have been impacted by their words–even if I’m only a “lurker” and don’t always comment


  1. I don’t know my audience
    • I don’t know how to engage authentic, open discussion and comments without knowing my audience
  2. I’m not sure if blogging is a wise use of my time
  3. Sometimes I look at the “stats” too often or want more comments…then I wonder why am I blogging.
    • EDIT: I realized that these two thoughts were not supposed to really flow together.  I meant this more of a “I don’t want to blog for the stats.  I want to blog for other reasons.  I want to have reasons for why I am blogging.” I did NOT intend it to come across as “If I don’t get high enough stats then why am I even blogging.”  Not sure if this is any clearer, but oh well.
  4. I don’t really have a “purpose” to blog or a theme
    • The closest I have to a purpose is the hope that someone, somewhere might be positively affected by my words
  5. I see value in the personal, honest posts yet I don’t want my blog to be a place to “vent” or “gossip” or anything related
  6. I fear that I may have hurt or will hurt others who read my blog with my words–I don’t want to have a hidden agenda or use this space in an unkind way

2 thoughts on “Pondering…

  1. Well here’s one of your audience. We all want more readers in a way. Kind of like we all want more money.

    A lot of things aren’t always wise uses of our time but we do them anyway. Ever think about how much time it takes for you to get to places?

    Blog for yourself. Whether once a month or every day but use it as you see fit. No-one is telling you what to do with your corner of the internet.

    Don’t vent or gossip then 🙂

    I tend to not say anything about a person unless I have already or intend to say it to their face. If you don’t have something good about a person to say then don’t say anything about that person.

    It’s your decision. I hope that whatever one you make it rests well within you

  2. Just blog to your heart’s content.

    And don’t worry about the numbers of your readers, for the fewer you have, the the freer you’ll feel to write exactly as you like.

    Having too many readers can be a millstone around the writer’s neck.

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