While I was reading some posts from bloggers who recently liked my own posts or followed me, I came upon this post (please refer to this link: https://gjseth.org/2017/04/20/what-to-write/) and I thought, he summed it all up what I am thinking right now. Bravo, GJ Seth, you nailed it!
Well, you could say that from the start, I really don’t have a specific category in mind for my blog. My blog was somewhat just an expression of my current state of mind or my present interests and I know that not so many are really interested with what is going on with someone else’s life unless they are very extraordinary, and not so many have the same interests in what interests me.
After four months of regular blogging every Wednesdays and Sundays (that is, if nothing odd is happening with me), I began to analyze my own blog. Comparing it with the works of fellow bloggers I follow, I admit that the likes I was receiving were few.
I then ask myself, what is my honest reaction to this?
First of all, I am sad and disappointed. Sad, because I felt I somewhat failed the people who gave me their vote of confidence by following me. Disappointed, because I must have expected a bit too much for my own good.
Then, when everything was getting a bit emotional which seemed to be happening a little too often lately, I looked at my notifications and read through them again. Then realization struck me like lightning in a very clear sky.
The fact that there are people who like my posts, old followers and new ones, even if it is only one or two, it does indicate that I haven’t totally failed in affecting people. Though the main objective of the blog was to touch as many people as possible, being able to express myself explicitly in the first place, has already made the reason of creating this blog a success.
Wasn’t the reason of all these was “finding a niche of my own in the vast world of literature”? So far, I can very well say that no matter how small that mark I have made, I believe that I did find that niche I was looking for. It might be considered as just a little crack compared to others but creating rapport with the few wonderful bloggers I’ve met here so far, suffice for any disappointment I may have felt.
So, as an advice to my own self, give yourself a chance to learn from past experiences of blogging. Try to be more observant of what really is going on around you. Feel what perks people up and gather inspiration from them. Explore the vastness of this world with a keener mind and to not dwell too much in your own small world.
Hmm, good advice, don’t you think? Let’s see if I can make good at it.