I have just completed an interview with LA at Freckled Nest
This lovely lady is compiling a poll to put together a guide to blogging
I should have added my thoughts to my blog long ago as I have been at this gig for a while now
so - in my humble opinion - here are my blog thoughts that I posted with LA this morning .....
oooooh LOVE this LA
sitting here in the uk with a cosy coffee
and it is waaaaay too early in the day for most people to be up -
so all it quiet and calm outside and i rather feel like i have stolen a little piece of the day -
JUST for me ;)
so here goes ..... here are my humble thoughts on blogging and reading blogs .....
1. What makes a great blog?
someone who has a passion/love in their heart for something/s and a smile in their words
i LOVE to see inside someone's world by being gently invited in
rather than having a blog that is all me me me -
wonderful bloggers that i have stuck with also pull in the world around them
and document everything and everyone that touches them in life
i guess what i am saying is -
the person who starts writing the blog for me is
rather like a shiny pebble dropped into the sea (on a sunny day eating ice cream)
and that the ripples that start to move out are the begginnings of their finds/journeys/passions
that we happy read about
2. What's important to you in a blog and it's posts?
i tend to like short posts -
we are all so busy today -
i think whether we like it or not we tend to information snack
i love a blog to be very visual
i LOVE to see home/craft makeovers
it is nice for a blog to have a rhythm (i am TRYING to do this)
i.e. to post everyday/every other day/every week .....
this makes it easier to know when to dip in and out to read the blog
3. What irks you? What do you love to see?
too personal -
everyone is stunning in their own way but sometimes blogs can be too me me me -
i like the balance of the person and the world around them
i love to see a person/their business/life change and develop
as i read over the days/months/years
4. What tips would you give a friend whose new to having a blog?
just have a go - there is no right or wrong way
when i look back my blog was sooooo different to how i write now -
yes i tend not to write too much about bad days
but also i do not try to sound too chirpy or funny -
i just write as me and that is so much easier and comforting
and now i finally after many years feel i have found my groove -
even though i sometimes still imagine i am carrie from SATC >.<
5. What's YOUR favorite part of blogging?
sharing my passion - vintage !!!!! and i just live to write -
i talk alot so i guess i write alot
i find writing VERY therapeutic -
plus to save people (ha ha) they can listen to me and my ramblings IF they want to
6. What's your biggest challenge in blogging?
making time -
there are SO many things i love to do
that my nearest and dearest will tell you i will exhaust myself
sometimes you have to just put the computer away and go for a walk
or just curl up and have a snooze -
computers are AMAZING - BUT - they can zap your energy so go easy on them
sometimes i store up images and stories on my computer and notebooks
and have a blog hour and get everthing out of my system and schedule the stories to run -
rather like a blog date once or twice a week
7. What keeps you coming back to a blog?
i guess - and i really do not mean this in a spookey way -
is that a good blog lets you get to 'know' the person/business well enough
that you do care about how they are getting on and want to know more
sometimes a person/business is hitting an exciting time
and just like a new chapter in a book you want to turn the page and read on
as i said before -
I LOVE all things creative and although i am working on a 48 hour day to fit everything in -
until then - i love to read blogs of people who make and create things
that i just do not have time to fit into my world
i guess above all - it is just nice to know that people are generally rather fantastic
and blogs are just windows to peek into in this BIG house that we all live in - OUR WORLD