Blogging is hard. The hardest part for me right now is embracing who I am, building relationships with similar creatives, and trying not to compare myself against the masses. I look at all these successful and mildly popular blogs, and observe the types of content they post and what gets the best response. They all shares outfits, and recipes, and diy crafts, and new mommy tips and people just eat it up. Clearly I’m a little bit different than the typical lifestyle blogger. Although I enjoy marching to the beat of my own drum, not having fellow bloggers with similar tastes to commune with becomes discouraging (there are lots of oddity related Tumblr-ers, but few in the larger blogosphere). That’s why I was so thrilled when I discovered Kaylah’s blog, The Dainty Squid. Finally I had found another thrifting fashionista with an affinity for bones and other strange tidbits! But my quest for other eccentric bloggers pretty much ended there. I don’t know. Is it possible to run a successful blog centered on odd art and interests? Or would people rather follow yet another blog that reposts pictures of other people’s homes and recipes for gluten-free cupcakes?
I don’t mean to gripe. I love sharing my interests and current projects with the Internet world, but it’s difficult to keep motivated when I’m unsure whether or not there’s an audience here for my type of blog. I’d love to say I simply do this because I enjoy it, but between already full-time freelancing and full-time schooling, blogging needs to be more than just enjoyable. My hope is that I can connect with other bloggers like me, continue to post regular content that I know my audience enjoys, and see this little site of mine flourish. Every bloggers dream, right?
Well maybe you can help me. Recommend some other blogs to me! If you’ve got a blog that you think I’d enjoy, share it with me! Even if you don’t blog but you still like the stuff I post, let me know! There’s nothing more bummer than spending time concocting an original post and hearing the proverbial crickets in response. I wanna hear your thoughts and I wanna know if you like / don’t like what you see! Maybe some people just blog for themselves, but my intentions are to blog for entertainment and inspiration for other people. So chime in!
As always, I’m incredibly thankful for the few followers my blog does have and those that frequently give me feedback. You encourage me every day.
ps. In case you’re wondering what’s up with the accompanying photos, this is my workspace from which I currently write this post.