Who was it that said "one of the rules in blogging is don't blog about blogging"? I honestly can't remember. But whoever it was I'm sure they don't read this blog. If I were a painter I'd blog about painting. If I were a gymnast I'd blog about gymnastics. Get my drift? Therefore, I will blog about blogging. Who was it that said "my blog, my rules"? Oh yes, that was me. And a million other bloggers, no doubt.
Blogging in the holidays is quite hard work, especially for parents. I used to hate taking blogging breaks and would find myself worried that I'd lose all my readers if I didn't publish a post every other day. Then I relaxed a little, realised I was being ridiculous. The loyal readers will always come back. The occasional ones will try to keep up. And the rare ones will pop in from time to time, making themselves known and acknowledging your post with interest. Blogging is an interactive activity, and one to enjoy, not worry over. I learnt my lesson a while back when I went through all that awful plagiarising shit - remember? I still read about people's hard work being copied and used elsewhere and it still infuriates me that this goes on.
I'm interested in knowing why you read the blogs you do; is it because you like the blogger, because you like the writing style, because you have always read that blog and couldn't imagine not ever reading it? I read many blogs throughout the week that I've been reading for several years, all because I enjoy them. What do you want from a blog? What do you expect to see when you click on a blog? Spontaneity, continuity, humour, poetry, pictures, well-written content? I see it all. And I love it all. I hope I am able to vary the style of my blog as I'm not just blogging to promote my writing anymore - that was my aim in the early days when I was researching and writing Discovery at Rosehill and I used to tell you about my paranormal experiences - now I aim to tell you about all sorts, a variety that I hope will tempt you back again. Love Life. Love Blogging.