When I think about why I started my blog, it was purely to have an outlet for myself. A place to write my thoughts so they weren’t scrambling around my head, and a platform where I could share what inspires me, in the hopes that someone might relate too.
But now when I think about writing a post, in the back of my mind is the thought that I want to write what people want to read. What if they are not interested and can’t relate? What if they don’t fancy clicking on that one today?
I’ve started to realise that this doesn’t matter. I started it for myself, and that’s how it should continue. You shouldn’t write for the sole purpose of others. The content that you produce where you stay true to yourself, is the one which you feel the most proud of once its published, and it’s usually the one that your readers like the most too. I think authenticty really does stand out and keeps people coming back.
Thankfully I don’t feel like I have veered too much of this road, but if I hadn’t of come to this conclusion sooner it may of been different. I’m thinking it of being a little nudge to keep me on the right track.
So now when I’m braining post ideas, I’m going to focus on whats happening in my life currently, or what I think I should write, instead of wondering what might get the most views.
There won’t be a difference to what I put out there as I don’t publish any posts I’m not happy with, but maybe I won’t be feeling as stuck for post ideas as I have been the last few weeks!
Why did you start a blog? Do you blog for yourself?