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.