A Blog About A Blog

Blogging about a blog seems rather frivolous, doesn’t it? But, is it? Whatever in the world is a blog? A Google search came up with this: “blog: noun 1. a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.”  With that definition comes the realization I have already screwed up. I posted one article on my webpage then – oops! – nothing else! This is definitely something to think about. I have to update this site regularly. Do I have something to say, to share with the world? Is there something in me worth sharing? I must think so, because here I am! I really do, actually, but I’m not quite ready to share it with the world. Research is a fun thing, but time consuming. What I want to talk about is going to take a little time, a few interviews with some local people, then I’ll be ready to jump right in and share away. In the meantime, I hope you will be patient with me.

So, for today, I want to talk about blogging. Did you know you can do a Google search, type in whatever it is you want to know, and someone has a blog about it? From head lice to spiders, mountains to molehills, oceans to ponds, grass, dirt, weeds, homes, homeless – you name it! And anyone can have a blog! No license required, no certificate, no degree. There’s also no age limit! Imagine that, YOU can have a blog!

What I am learning is this – to have a blog, you need to have something to share. It doesn’t mean you feel worthy, I sure don’t. But, what information do you have that the world should know about, or that you want to share with the world? Now, just because there are a million other sites that are blogging away about the one subject you are passionate about does not mean you can’t have a blog about it, too. Your passion may be on a different level than theirs, or your information a bit more in-depth. The difference can be as small as your blog is more interesting than theirs. Or you say it in a way that is clearer, easier to understand, more efficient, less wordy….   Never be afraid to share what you have to say because everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Maybe you have a special technique on how to trim a dogs nails, but the other site you are looking at has a technique you are against, so want to share why your way is better.

Each human is unique. I may blog about the best way to put on a shirt, but you think it’s dumb and want to explain another way of putting on the shirt. Either way is correct, the shirt is put on. But we each have a preference on which we think is most efficient or just plain ole like because that’s how we grew up putting on a shirt.

What I’m trying to say is that we aren’t competing with other bloggers. We are telling the world OUR way of doing things, or how we see things, or whatever it is we are sharing. Don’t be afraid to say it! If you don’t get it out there, we will never know YOUR way.

Happy blogging!

 

4 Replies to “A Blog About A Blog”

  1. Lovely post on blogging, Marsha! I actually like the way you flushed out blogging much better than Google’s definition. You are so right – anyone and everyone can have a blog – which presents both great opportunity as well as great challenge. How does one ever get noticed among the maddening crowd? Remembering that blogging is sharing and doing so in a way that is uniquely us helps take the pressure off (at least for me) and makes it far less scary. Thank you!

  2. 1st off I learned more about blogging today than I ever thought possible. I was clueless… I knew people write about things but I thought maybe they were paid to write them or joined a group and chatted about similar interests.
    So I thought to myself, if I was to start “blogging” wow, that sounds weird; makes me think of clogging and those who know me know that I’m very uncoordinated. So much so that I got our aerobic workout instructor off beat when she was teaching us the Grapevine. Anyway, that’s a whole other story.

    What would I write about? Besides a few friends and family, who would be interested in what I had to say? Is it possible that God could use my voice to minister to people in need? If so, I see myself writing snipits of my life story. God knows many of them are outright funny, some heartbreaking, & relatable.

    You’ve got the wheels of my mind churning. Maybe if I keep this up I can make butter. Lol

    Keep it up. Maybe I can learn from you.

    1. Kristi, you are hilarious! I feel you have a LOT to share. If you want to write something, I will post it to my blog. This could be a way to help you open up. If you like blogging, then get started and we can export the post to your website.

      I’m thinking clogging wouldn’t be in your best interest, stick to blogging…

      Come over soon and we’ll go through what I have, and what you might be interested in doing. I am learning as I’m going, and I still a lot of going to get through!

      Thank you for reading my blog, and for commenting!

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