Friday, 31 May 2013

A Blog Post About Blogging

This blog has now been going for over four years and has changed quite a bit over that time, new name, new themes, increased levels of ranting etc. etc. But it's fair to say I'm not the most conscientious blogger. Weeks, even months, often go by without me posting and I've never made a huge effort to get involved in the Mummy "blogging community".

On the latter point I'm a bit torn, I always like to "meet" new people,  but I'm a bit put off by the popularity trading that seems to be recommended - you post on my blog I'll post on yours, you vote for me in the awards and I'll vote for you. Of course I'd like to get more readers, I put a lot of effort into most of my posts, but I don't earn any money from this blog, I don't have advertisers to keep happy, so I don't really feel comfortable promoting myself in those ways. Is this terribly ethical of me or just very female, shying away from self promotion? Comments welcome (even from those promoting their own blogs!!).

I can take more decisive action on how often I post though. I always seem to have 15 ideas for posts in my head but I never find time to write them. A few days ago another local blogger recommended this book. So, for the 30 days of June I'm going to attempt a 30 day blogging challenge. I can't promise to post every single day as some of the challenges don't quite fit with this blog but hopefully I'll get into the habit of posting a bit more often than I currently do!

Keep popping back this month to see how I'm getting on.

SB

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