Sometimes I think back to when I first started this blog–eight years ago, if you can believe it! I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know how to get people to read it. I didn’t know anything about branding. I had never heard of SEO. I didn’t make pinnable images. I didn’t have a Facebook Page.
If you aren’t a blogger, you may not even understand the first paragraph. If you are, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Like it or not, if you want people to read what you write, all that stuff matters. And it’s hard work, and takes time that you could be devoting to writing, and sometimes it just sucks the soul right out of you, to be honest.
I like writing guest posts, and participating in blog hops. I like writing reviews and getting free things. I love what I am learning about branding and want my blog to be what it needs to be in order to open the door to future opportunities for me.
BUT . . . I also just love writing, telling stories, ranting about whatever, letting y’all know what I am doing and what I think about things. I don’t like it when my stories don’t get told because I don’t have the time to edit pictures and create a featured image.
So this summer I am going to conduct a little experiment in less is more. Yes, I am still going to do all that blogger stuff I mentioned above. But not all the time. Sometimes I am going to do what I am doing right now, just sharing thoughts and feelings with y’all the way I used to. I hope that you will read and share even without all the bells and whistles, but even if you don’t, I will be WRITING instead of mostly not writing. This will be my own little summer adventure!
Sounds like a good idea 😊 blogging should sometimes just be fun 😀👍
I am just at the beginning once more with new stories and I know what you mean. So many things to think about did you cover this or that – is there another way to get your stories out there. I look forward to reading your writing and wish me luck starting my balancing act too.
I, too, am considering just going back to writing – with some graphics thrown in if I have time to create them. I look forward to seeing how your adventure works out – perhaps an update in the fall?