Blogging 201: “While you’ve been doing a great job putting your special brand on your site so far, we don’t live in isolation — and neither does your blog….Today’s Assignment: pick one social network you’ll use to help grow your blog and connect it to your site in at least one way.“
Well, dagnabbit! I managed to leave facebook and not feel tormented and now they want to force me back! Argh!
(Warning: Hyperbolic mini-rant) It’s like having been addicted to alcohol and then being told, just for publicity purposes, you’ve got to go hang out in bars surrounded by alcohol!
The worst part is that I had started to do this a few weeks ago and stopped myself, standing outside the doors of the “Facebook Liquor Store“:
“Do you really want to go in there again?”
“I don’t know.”
“Remember what happened last time?”
“I know, but it’s for my blog not me.”
“Really? ‘Your blog’? Be honest now.”
“*sobbing* Okay, it’s for me, it’s for me!”
In the end the question becomes “What am I looking for?” Am I blogging for myself, blogging for other people, for an audience, for what? Oy. I hate it that blogging makes me think. And I love it at the same time. That is why I do it. It makes me organize myself and sort through all the extraneous stuff and condense down to essentials. Which is what I am trying to do with my life.
So, do I really want to add more stuff to my life? How complicated would it be to do it?
I’m essentially not looking to do anything that makes my life harder or more complicated.
So I’m back to where I began. Do I really want to grow my blog? Do I really want to needlessly complicate my life? Even though I enjoy blogging, would I be willing to walk away from it rather than grow it?
Thought for the day.