This blogging lark is a funny old thing isn’t it. I read all sorts of blogs, not just those about gardening, but often it isn’t the subject that draws me to blogs, but the way the blog is written. I often post comments on my favourite blogs and most people who love gardening, the countryside, which is mainly what my blog is about, or maybe feel a connection with me, return and comment on my posts – but a few don’t – ever, and sometimes it bugs me - but I still keep leaving comments on theirs, because I enjoy them. I was pondering about this and wondered why.
Over the weekend I came across a blog where all the commenters were having a lively discussion – being rude to one another – having a laugh at each others’ expense and then someone said “well it’s better than looking at bloody daffodils”, and then it struck me – that not everyone is interested in gardening – and I sort of felt a little stupid that I was hoping for comments from these people who just weren’t interested in what I have to say. I guess I would blog anyway regardless of people leaving comments or not – but it does make blogging feel more worthwhile when there is two-way communication.
But then I thought, well, I am not necessarily interested in their chosen genre so why do I enjoy some of these blogs when I know nothing about the subject? After a lot of thought the reason I came up with is that it is the person behind the blog that I like and the style that they write in, regardless of what they write about.
So I conclude that you just have to carry on blogging about what interests you in your own style regardless of how others write, or what they write about - and hope that someone, somewhere enjoys reading it enough to leave a comment, and not get into a ‘stew’ when they don’t. If I tried to change my style of blogging, and what I blog about, it would seem false to me, and I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to keep it up, although I do wish sometimes that I could be funnier and more witty – but hey ho – what you see is what you get!
As I said at the beginning – blogging is a funny old thing – and it is wise to remember, I tell myself - that you can’t please everyone – so you might as well just please yourself.
(For those of you who are interested in gardening – the above pictures show just a few of the plants that are flowering in my garden at the moment).
I would be interested to know if this has happened to you and what your views are.
‘Til next time have a great weekend, and remember:-
“You can be the ripest juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”