Thursday, January 31, 2013
Theme Thursday: Blogging
Today I am linking up with Something Clever 2.0 for Theme Thursday. This weeks theme is blogging. When I first saw this theme I thought "what about blogging? Where do I start?"
So I decided to tell you what I think about blogging.
I really like blogging. I don't take a huge amount of time to blog. I just sit down and let my thoughts come out. I don't have 3-4 hours to blog and I usually try to get it done in one sitting. I have recently made a goal to have some sort of picture to go with my post because I have been lazy with that lately. I don't know how to do a bunch of stuff like buttons and graphics, or how to run a linky party or anything like that. I don't really want this to cost me any money. It's an outlet for me. I like reading blogs and connecting with others with similar interests. I like putting my thoughts out there and seeing what others think. You won't seem me writing about controversial things. Mainly about life, products, kids and daycare and once in a while a vent or two.
The thing that ticks me off about blogging is the "you have to follow me" The rules to some of these linky parties that you have to be a follower to participate. I have said it before and I will say it again. If you want people to follow you just to get your numbers up and you don't care if they are reading your posts or not, then you are clearly here for money and that makes me sad. Yes it would be great to make money on my blog, and I am trying, I have ads on my blog. But I still don't want people to follow me unless they are interested in my blog. Now I do follow some of these people that request it for the linky party, but only because I really do like what they post.
I try to take time every day to read the blogs that I am subscribed to. Today I got up and checked and there were 112 blogs to read. Yes I may skim through certain ones because it may be a recipe that doesn't tickle my fancy, but I genuinely take time to look at every one of the blogs on my reader.
Ok maybe this was a little controversial. Many of you may disagree with me and that's ok. This is how I run my blog and this blog is for me.