Does the new platform mean we need to be „adult“ and „blog responsibly“ and „behave“?
If I continue as myself (as opposed to my sober self) – sometimes sane, more often not, sometimes entertaining, mostly not – does that mean I will not get any visitors, nor any comments? Do I care? Should I stay?
Well the fact that I asked the question in itself means I care, right?
I haven’t blogged regularly in the past two years, so already I am at a disadvantage – most people don’t know me. There are so many new bloggers joining the blogging world every day that the options for bored readers are just endless. There is no way my blog could survive with such competition. Do I want to compete?
Which brings me to the reason I started the blog in the first place – to vent. Don’t forget the attention. I want to be seen and heard, be liked, and be viewed as an interesting blogger. Did I mention vent?
So my answer to the question would be YES. I care. Bloggers are by nature attention seekers – they blog because they want to be read, they want to show off (or even develop) their skills (good or bad) and they want to express themselves too.
That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If it brings readers, comments/criticisms, laughter, fun, new friends – mission accomplished.
That means I will stay here, and vent and continue in my mad fashion, hoping that at least I draw some readers and comments. No trolls please.
To be continued….
PS: I am somewhat mollified that I am not the only one still trying to figure out this shiny new thing 😀