I spent the last 3 days attending a work-related writing course.
I’ve always been little self conscious about my writing. It all stems back to grade 12. Remember how you hard to write an essay which compared 2 novels? I wrote an essay about depression after reading “The Bell Jar” and “She’s Come Undone”. While I can’t remember exactly what my thesis was, I can remember that my English teacher called my writing “too dismal”. What could she expect? The essay about about freaking depression!
Anyways, I smiled a little on the inside when I received one of my assignments back with the comment “Very Good” on it. Especially when I noted all the red pen on the assignments of my classmates.
My writing at work is definitely policy’esque with a dash of legal jargon, but having my writing coming back with positive feedback was definitely a confidence booster.
*Cue the segue music*
While taking this course, I couldn’t help but think about blogging.
Specifically MY blog.
Confession: My blog is not gaining popularity. Google analytics tells me I’m actually losing readers and my comments are almost non-existent.
Of late, I’ve been making an effort to stay away from the “here’s what I ate, and here’s how far I ran” type of blogging. While that is the style of soooo many successful bloggers, I personally really don’t find it all that interesting. This is not an attack on anyone, but you can only see a pictures of oatmeal and coffee so many times before they get old fast.
I like blogs that have have a wide variety of topics that are sprinkled with personality and humour. That’s what keeps me going back. I like to think that’s what I bring to blogland, but the evidence tells me otherwise.
I must ask my friends, what’s up? Am I boring? Making no sense? Talking out my ass?
What keeps you going back to read the same blog over-and-over?