A terminal for all blogs coming in or going out. A view into my life.
|Do you write like you talk? Blogging is inherently personal and therefore leaves a lot of room for your unique voice. How do you show your reader your personality through your writing?
YOU TELL ME!
I used to have a template I followed so I wouldn't be bogged down in my sorry life. It was more 'eclectic' as am I. If any of you would friend me on spacebook you'd find a mix of photos (over 200 albums, over 8,000 photos?), writing and travel experiences, political opinions, et cetera. But there's no template. I really could use a web-site where things are sorted. That said, I have more than one blog here (that few read).
And there's the rub. Why bother if no one else bothers. But I'm used to caring about people in my personal life and not getting much back. As a child I learned to live on crumbs. So, I blog and my entries are read or not read. My first blog "L'aura del Campo" has over 107 thousand hits; my second "Enga mellom fjella" has 56k. At one time L'aura del Campo was the number 1 blog at WDC. This blog has only 1,756 views, less than 10 views/entry. Oh well, I'm thankful for those who have commented. This round has been more interactive than average.
As to how I show my personality? By my choice of words or point-of-view? I truly don't know. I don't analyze my writing that much. I just write. I was never good at essays at school and I hated editing, so I'm not as anal (disciplined is the politically correct word) as most professional writers.
My comment to an entry by Kit_Carmelite today is pertinent:
"I started my journal in 2003 as a letter to a friend. It was an unread lifeline.
In 2005 I started blogging here at WdC and was amazed that people would read what I had to say. A typical day was 10 comments when Blogville was doing well. I also was homeless so that gave people a window into a world they had never experienced. [but then] Some fled to Open Salon and most ended up at spacebook where we are still in touch.
By 2009 or so, spacebook was my connection to the world ... but blogging it ain't; Twatter is worse.
By 2011 I was seriously traveling and photos became my way to connect. I ended up with many international friends.
I blog because 1. I have to. 2. I want to most of the time. 3. I'm no longer consistent and blog less when I travel. 4. there are rules? 5. I'm a success if a reader leaves a comment."
I would add: to get readers and comments I read and comment.