When I started this blog over 2 years ago, I felt a bit like blogging was a popularity contest. Some bloggers I read had triple digit followers and got oodles of comments every day. I wanted that.
So I joined memes. I would open every link in Mr. Linky and comment on every blog I ever visited. After all how else was I going to get people to visit my blog?
While that works, its all superficial. Someone might return a comment, but they won't make your site a daily read unless you have that all important, critical blog component.
Before you think I'm trying to teach anyone how to run a blog, when quite obviously I'm no expert, I'm talking about the focal point of @StickyJesus chapter 5. In the blogosphere content is what its all about.
What are you putting out there for the world to see?
I strive to be transparent. Some days I feel like I could conquer the world. Some days I pour my heart out hoping that I won't be misunderstood. Cause let's face it - sometimes life sucks.
As I've grown as a person, I think (hope?) I've grown as a writer and as a blogger. Along the way blogging and commenting on blogs has become about more than popularity. Over the past 2 years I've developed relationships with some amazing people.
I hope words I've typed have helped them through bad times and encouraged them through good.
I do worry, however, about my blog content. Do I talk about training too much? My husband says I talk about running too much in real life, so maybe it spills over onto my blog.
So as my dear, loyal, and 100 strong readers (woot - while its not all about popularity I do love now having 100 followers!) please tell me what you think. What would you like to see more of? Less of?
What questions are burning in your soul that you just have to know about me?
Okay so doubtful there is anything that serious, but hit me with some questions.
And before you ask - yes, I really do think chest hair is sexy.