Today, apparently, it is the 2 months anniversary of my blog – balloons.
I’m not ready to write a “blog advice” blog, but there are some remarkable things I’ve noticed which are worth mentioning.
The blog which got the most likes, I guess that’s how we measure popularity , was the one I wrote at the very beginning.
Back when I was the proud owner of 7 followers.
This is the one thing that actually “sucks” about blogging.
In the beginning you have so many ideas and you write many wonderful stories, but unfortunately, you don’t have the audience.
Recently I scrolled through my site and saw some very low numbers.
I felt so embarrassed, or disappointed maybe, that I trashed them.
“Compliments ” is one those that I did the “CTRL C + CTRL V” trick on.
That’s the one currently leading in likes.
Interaction is important.
If you like blogging, you must like reading.
And while you’re reading, why not leave a like or comment.
Stories from others are my number 1 inspiration to write my own stuff.
I might agree or disagree with their opinion and write about.
Sometimes, not their initial topic, but just a random word in their blog can give me the creativity I needed.
Therefore, I would encourage any of my readers to use my topics as motivation to write your own version!
Other ways I use to come up with topics to write about are:
I think about any emotions, memories, victories and try to see if I can make connections of events in my life.
I secretly overhear conversations others have at work, on the street or in public transport.
You thought I was listening to music with my large headphones on, didn’t you 😉
Some inspiration I get from movies or books.
Another thing I appreciate from bloggers is that they somewhere post a picture of themselves. Or at least, a clue whether they are male/female and which age category they belong to.
As for me, I initially started this blog to make money. I was starting to believe that I do not fit into a “business world” where impossible targets are required from you.
So, why not make money of something you love?
I actually did put a link to paypal in my website, just to see what would happen.
How many of you have started blogging to make money?
Things have changed in the past few months.
I now blog because it’s therapy for me and because I have never “met” friendlier people than on here.
You guys are encouraging and kind.
And just want to say thanks for that 🙂