One could say I stumbled into blogging. Browsing in the library, I came upon a book on this topic by Seth Godin. I had heard of this social media but never really considered using it as a platform to express myself. After reading the book, I decided to give it a try – there was nothing to lose except the time it takes to learn how to use the medium.
I have used my blog as a way to express myself – my thoughts, my experiences – and to share my adventures through my amateur photographs. I do not think of SEO keywords to bring more traffic to my space. I do not think of writing on topics that will cause the posts I write to go viral. Instead I write what is in my heart – and on whatever it is that interests me.
Focusing on my enjoyment of writing and blogging has brought me into contact with wonderful people who read and comment on what I have written. It is these people who have helped me enjoy the blogging experience. I never forget that people come to my space because they like who I am, what I write, what I stand for. And that there is no need for me to change what I share.
One piece of blogging advice that resonates with me is be yourself. Just as in the “real world” when you are yourself, you will draw to your blog bloggers and readers that you can feel an affinity with.
What is the focus of your blogging?
(This post was inspired by the Daily Prompt @ WordPress.com)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013