There are various kinds of blogs these days. I was not really sure what I wanted my blog to be like. I feel my blog is pretty weird and different from all the other blogs out there.[pullquote] I started writing because I like to write. [/pullquote] I used to write stories and poems in diaries when I was young, but now I have a blog. This is more of an introspection post.
There are blogs which talk about only travel or photography or books or cooking. I could never do that, since I am never interested in one thing at a time. I usually like to review books, movies, write about travel, photography and few personal stories. There are so many things I am interested in.
There are blogs which are personal. Some blogs are way too personal. I mean, people talk about things which are so personal sometimes that I feel kind of scared reading it. I feel I am intruding into someone’s life. It is their choice to make their blog essentially a diary. I would never want to do that. I cannot have someone come and tell me that they read something about my personal life. I am not a very public person. I hate putting status messages on Facebook as well.
And if I want to complain or rant about something, I do it to my husband or mom who are always there to listen to me blabber. I really don’t have to type it out in the blog. I also resist myself from writing a negative post here. Most of my posts are happy posts. This is because I want to re-read these posts in future. And when I read them, I want to only remember happy moments. I would rather forget how someone hurt me, than blog about it and read it again to feel bad. But there have been exceptions where I have written sad posts. I want to reduce writing such sad and negative posts in future. [pullquote]I blog in order to preserve some of the good memories forever.[/pullquote]
Even though I wanted to make this an anonymous blog, I have not been successful in doing that. Many friends from my real life know about this blog. I have myself shared the link with many people, even though I had sworn to keep it confidential.
My husband reads this blog and my parents might read this blog (sometimes). According to my husband, instead of rambling about my difficulties or bitching about someone on this blog, I should put this space to more use. I should write posts which are helpful to others in some manner. If people can learn some facts from my blog, then it is an achievement for me.
I am also not very interested in doing tags or memes or signing up for one of those challenges, because I cannot blog regularly. I only blog when I have ample free time or when I feel like blogging. I have also kept this rule that I will not put a new post on this blog until and unless I have finished replying to comments on my previous posts. I usually stick to the rules that I make, being a perfectionist and all that. So that makes it little difficult to post everyday or every week.
My husband always says that I should post about something interesting or related to science, but such posts hardly get any comments. People like to read personal posts, more than anything else. This is something I have seen as a trend. Posts/blogs which have some facts or are science related hardly get any readers.
I follow plenty of travel blogs these days. But most of them write posts which look like they are sponsored or paid for. I do not see many travel blogs writing about what they felt, what they experienced or how they planned their itinerary etc. I now subscribed myself to “National Geographic Traveler” and it has some fantastic posts. There was this recent post about “Shangri La” in China where a person went to find his lost grandfather. I wish people wrote more posts like that, instead of reviewing hotels or vacation packages for money. I want to make some time and write such travel posts which show the journey and transformation.
I cannot write a small random post. I write a post only when I feel like writing a lot about some topic. So I collect all the points and make it into a big post. None of my posts are small. I should learn to write smaller posts.[pullquote] I should write more humorous posts, the way I used to write earlier.[/pullquote]
I should also write more fiction on this blog. Of late, I have stopped writing fiction because of lack of time. For fiction, you need some time to sit and think about a story. I have seen blogs which write mega stories that span for multiple posts. I could never do that. I cannot read anything on computer that lasts for more than 2 pages. My eyes get strained easily, so I cannot read such mega stories online. I would rather prefer if that person gave a PDF of that story which can be put into my kindle to read.
Poetry is another arena that I have never explored on this blog. I used to write lot of poems when I was in school. I have a diary full of poems but later on I lost interest in poetry. Even if I read poems, I do not have the patience to understand the underlying meaning etc. I am just not made for such complicated poems I guess. I can understand lyrics in a song, but not these poems. I guess I should try to read and write some poems in future.
I have never written a sponsored post on this blog and I think I never will. This is my space and no product review can be put here as the purpose will be lost. I am planning to put some advertisements though, whenever I get some time.
Last year I got a book printed from my blog and it is such a pretty thing. It is like a scrapbook with all my memories preserved in it.
So what is your blogging style?