Before starting this blog, blogging was not something I thought much about. I know I want to tell and write stories. I journal as a way of staying sane and emptying my mind of the nonstop dialogue in my head. I journal as a way of praying and talking to God. Does blogging replace or even make sense for these purposes?
I started my blog on a whim when I began to correspond with a new friend via email and felt I was overwhelming him with thoughts and ideas I wanted to share. I gave him my website and told him I would start posting all but our personal correspondence here, and he was free to read at his leisure with no obligation or pressure to respond.
I think what I find lacking in blogging is the interaction and conversation I experience and crave when I correspond or engage in other formats. I know many successful bloggers have readers and followers who comment and engage with them, but I have not experienced that here. In fact, I have found bloggers can quickly scroll through blogs on the WordPress reader and indiscriminately “like” blogs without ever reading the article. This feels empty and not at all what I intended to engage in.
Now that I am more than halfway through my year subscription, I am doubtful I will continue to maintain this site. If anyone reads this, I am interested to read your thoughts and experiences with your own blogs.