Now I think on it, my style of blogging has changed SO much over this past year. I mean, even when I got my blog in March, I wrote differently. It’s weird.
It’s not important, but my influx of followers has varied, too, and I’m wondering what makes people follow me. I sometimes get gripped by this fear that I’m losing my ‘blogging touch’, or that I don’t write how I used to and so people will hate me, which is bloody RIDICULOUS.
I consider myself a blogger, and I take pride in that title. I try to help as many people as I can, and though that’s not changed, the way I help has. I should really skype more bloggers, more often; the weekends would be good for me if anyone wants to 🙂 I just sometimes like to know the voice behind the words, if that makes sense, though again it’s not important.
What makes Elm who I am? What features make up who I am on my blog that lets people like it and lets people follow it, taking interest in what I say? I’m guessing you guys, if you’ve got blogs, get that as well. You just wonder why, and you’re scared that one day, nobody’s going to care.
The thing is, when that day comes, I’ll still be writing. I’ll still do what I do best: pouring my thoughts out and if someone likes those thoughts, that makes my week. I compare myself to other people and other bloggers, sometimes, but really that’s ALSO stupid because they’re all my friends.
What matters is how you express yourself. It’s strange, though, how that’s changed for me. I’m not even sure who I was back in March, because those were some of the worst days and then months I’ve ever experienced, but now I’m more okay. You can see remnants of the things I “went through” which weren’t even that serious. I haven’t changed fundamentally, but I hope I’ve grown enough as a person to realise what actually matters.
What do you think? If you started your blog a while ago, have you changed too, and do you get scared sometimes? It’s okay to be – things like popularity don’t matter, but we all get worried occasionally
From Elm 🙂