Essays, Misc

New Bloggers, Blogging and Life

Thoughtful comments about why we blog and how we can make the most of the experience.

Find Your Middle Ground

blogging and life

I have noticed an interesting phenomenon recently with new bloggers. Perhaps, if you are reading this, then you may have noticed as well. There are flurries of Likes one after an other and then a Follow.

I doubt this new generation has superhuman ability to read so quickly… and it makes me wonder if they are actually reading what is posted, or are simply wanting reciprocation, with multiple likes and a follow. Is the goal to accumulate lots of Likes and Followers, regardless of connection with other bloggers?

It makes me think of my adolescence where there was much self doubt and a craving for validation. If I do this for you, you’ll do this for me. If I like you, you must like me. This, of course, is encouraged in all Social Media.

Perhaps this keeps many people in a state of wondering what others think, and being seen…

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4 thoughts on “New Bloggers, Blogging and Life

  1. Hey Dyane, interesting read and something I’d never actually thought about before but it does make sense. I am a new blogger myself, and wrote a post recently about my experience. I try not to get too hung up on stats and followers. Even if I have one follower then that’s one follower that I may have inspired or helped. That’s how I try to look at it anyway!

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    1. Hi Jacob! Love your message and hearing about your blogging experience. Welcome to the blogging world! I find it’s a fun and meaningful but, at times, stressful experience. I always hesitate before posting, like I’m afraid no one will read it. Panic! And I admit that I do feel a sense of affirmation when people respond to what I have posted. But posts like this help us maintain the right perspective. 🙂

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    2. I just read your ‘The task’ story and I can relate so much to it. I’ve tried to start so many blogs in the past but given up because I’ve felt exactly how you’ve described, that everything I write nobody really cares about but these days I’m trying to see past that. I enjoy blogging and believe it should be an enjoyable experience and not stressful. This time I’m determined to not give up so easily!

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    3. I’m glad you could relate to that story. We all feel that way, I think, one time or another. But you’ve got the right attitude: just keep pushing through until something breaks. 🙂 Best of luck with your blogging!

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