Since I’ve been busy with my most recent visitors (sad they are gone!!! but had a BLAST!) I didn’t have time to sit down and write my blog so I read a few others here and there. I’ve also been “introduced” to a few through the Twitter world which has been great! In doing so I took notes on blogs that have a lot of traffic/comments and my findings are slightly annoying!
Here’s what I find interesting though. To me, a blog is a place where a person can write down their thoughts and other such musings about their life or whatever topic it is that they are into. HOWEVER, I’m finding that a lot of these “bloggers” aren’t doing any of that and instead filling in the spaces with ridiculous “link ups” and page fillers. For instance, there is a group of bloggers that do something different for every day of the week. For example: “Funny Fridays” or “Nail color Mondays.” So on Friday, each girl posts a funny picture/movie/etc and who ever wants to join in just simply adds their link to their blog on the main page and that’s it.
Or there are the other people who post one picture and say 2 sentences but yet they have a ton of traffic. I don’t know about you people but I love gossip and the more I know about someone’s life, the more I’m going to connect with their story and read their blog on a daily basis. Not when it’s filling the internet world with mumbo jumbo about what they buy on Taco Tuesdays. To each their own I suppose! I don’t want to pull traffic in with fancy giveaways or boring posts. I guess my posts can be boring from time to time but at least I’m not taking the easy way out!
Nothing wrong with the other ways, I just prefer the type of blogs that follow people’s lives I suppose!
What do you all prefer? A little gossip or giveaways and flash? Stick with me, kids, and you’ll continue to get the first look into my personal life for free! No gimmicks!
Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxo
4 thoughts on “The Blog Experiment”
I have a blog and a journal, both for different reasons. The blog was set up to help me overcome some difficulties on my life and getting thoughts out of my head, onto a screen helped a great deal. There is info about myself there, but mostly its poetry as that proved a great outlet for me.
The journal is very personal. I record my daily existence there. What I do to get through a good day or a bad day. Did I write today? How did I feel, how did I combat certain thoughts, etc etc etc The journal is for me, the blog is for anyone who cares to read it.
I think if you can balance a blog, with some information about your own life, social comments, comments about your family and friends and their lives, and then maybe add some favourite music, videos, movie reviews, book reviews, I think that makes a brilliant blog worth following.
I agree with you! I think a good mix of it is also ok. Just keep finding all these happy icecream, rainbow, and puppies blogs that seem so fake! I guess thats what a blog is for though – someone’s own interpretation.
Interesting post. You’re right, there is a lot of filler out there. I don’t necessarily mind that a person’s posts don’t provide a lot of insight into themselves – mine rarely do. But it’s pretty easy to tell when someone does a set of links or re-blogs another person’s posts just to put something out there. I think it was the Talking Heads that said – If I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed…
What I really dislike is when someone puts up a few pretty pictures, writes 2-3 sentences about it (trying to sound as philosophical as possible) and they get Freshly Pressed.
Exactly! Who needs the filler nonsense! And I’m not sure who is running Freshly Pressed but good lord…none of that excites me most of the time!