I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging the last few weeks and why I personally blog. I was started on this thoughtful path after reading a few comments from within the blogging world, comments which upset me. Bloggers arguing with each other and tearing each other down.
This doesn’t sit well with me, to be truthful I was rather emotional about the whole thing.
Then I realised something.
Not all bloggers blog for the same reason I do.
For me I write to free my head of my words. To allow my thoughts to tumble out through my fingers and onto the pages. I also enjoy sharing my dreams and my hopes. My heartache and my struggles. The words are mine, I don’t expect them to influence you in any way, its just me opening my heart to the virtual world. I’m documenting my journey though this crazy thing called life. Even my reviews are written from my perceptive on what I like or what I don’t like. I just like showing you my fashion choices, books I have enjoyed reading and so on.
Still these are my reasons for blogging and they are not everyone else’s.
Some bloggers have ambitions and aspirations for their blog and you know what thats ok.
The problem (is it a problem)? Is when something becomes full of ambition or desire then ego also starts to play a part in it.
Along with our beloved egos comes jealousy and I think this is what has been rearing its head within the blogging community or maybe its always been there and I’m just slow on the uptake <-this has been known to happen.
Now don’t get me wrong I actually don’t have any issue with ambition. In fact I am highly ambitious in my own way in a different field from blogging. I have hopes and goals that I want to achieve.
Blogging for some is a business and you tell me of any business that doesn’t thrive on ambition. Ambition is what feeds growth.
So I guess what I am rambling on about is this, I’ve realised I cannot view the blogging world with my rose tinted glasses anymore. I have to open my eyes and see it as the business, the trade that it is for some.
I have to accept that there will be underhand comments and hurtful things happening. But I don’t have to like it but I can stop it from getting to me.
I don’t have to be as naive, but I also don’t have to change the way I view blogging. Personally for me its about the words, the dreams and the amazing friendships I have made along the way.
I’ve enjoyed widening my experiences, challenging myself, pushing my own limits and I’m not going to let this change.
What I am going to do is work harder on encouraging other bloggers. Congratulate those who have achieved awesome things. Hug those who are struggling and be a better blogging friend.
This little piece of the internet has brought so much into my life and I am truly grateful. Yet I will be constantly reminding myself why I started writing and the core values I set for myself.
Be honest and stay true to me.
It’s a simple statement but it will be my anchor in this crazy choppy virtual world.