Blogger Seeking Advice
I feel as if I have run in circles in my blogging life and would welcome some advice. My last blog went for three or four years on Blogspot and I left it because it had become quite one-dimensional. It needed a new start–a clean virtual slate. Now three months into it on this new blog and I seem to be right back where I was. The atmosphere I would like to have on this blog is as my newly edited sidebar widget reads:
Back in the day people often visited with family or friends on a Sunday afternoon. They sat around and talked on the porch while the kids chased fireflies. A glass of iced tea and a porch swing were the only accessories needed. They laughed and watched stars in the sky. That’s the feeling I would like to cultivate on this blog. It’s not where I want it to be yet, but I’d love for you to pull up a chair and join me.
But reality is that this space is very much a showcase for my handmade cards that allows me to participate in blog challenges. Hmmm. Can the two peacefully coexist, or is the peaceful feel I am after shattered by endless chatter about papers and embellishments? The reality is, that I enjoy crafting and perhaps have gotten a little obsessive about card making over the last few years to the exclusion of other means of expression. Does that ever happen to you with a hobby?
Can blogging really be used to carry on a conversation with a broader group of people than one can scare up in a modern neighborhood? Can a blog exist without having to slather it with pictures? LOL Can I be happy if I blog and no one is listening, much like the proverbial tree that falls in the forest while no one is looking…
Do you have any ideas?