I love this card’s image and today it seems like a great one for the Daily Prompt! The questions made me stop and think about my reasons for blogging and about the content that I post so here goes….
Daily Prompt: Personal Space
To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers?
I believe that my blog is both self-expression with a touch of creativity designed to inspire readers to live in the present and to enjoy The Presents of Presence ~ to revel in the glimpse of light when they’ve seen the darkness. Its purpose is to engage readers and to build a community of friendship and sharing. It’s a place to find the glass 1/2 full of positivity when you need to be filled up because you are dragging. Truthfully, yes, I want my site to attract readers, but its posts are written from my heart about whatever I wish to include ~ whatever moves me on that particular day in hopes that the words, the thoughts, and the images will spark some connection to the reader.
How do you balance that?
I can’t be sure if I balance that ~ I think my readers need to have a say in that answer!
If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it?
Well, yes I would be willing to stick to certain topics and types of posts if I thought that it would reach more people! But I’ve never liked to be pigeon-holed into what others think of me. I believe we are all complex souls and we write on the subjects we are comfortable with and have experience in knowing. I write on death, on positivity, on breast cancer, on surviving life’s trials and tribulations. I write on whatever strikes my fancy everyday ~ just like I don’t always participate in the Daily Post because I am not willing to write about what doesn’t touch my heart.
So my readers, I’d love to ask you:
Are there certain topics you’d like more of? Less of?
What’s your answer to the above questions on your own blogs?
Happy May Day!
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