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I'm getting a little bummed out about blogging lately. Before I say anything, I want you to know that I thought long and hard about posting this because I didn't want to come off as some whiny brat who makes a big deal about something not so big. I decided to go ahead though because I know a lot of you are curious about this 'blogging' life and even ask me for advice. Well, with good advice there is also reality and I think it's important to share both. So, this is what's been on my mind...
I probably shouldn't be upset, but I can't seem to help it. Lately I've just been feeling like I put a lot of work into making this blog both a reflection of myself as well as an interesting place to come, with a variety of content. It actually takes a LOT of my time and I spend hours (and notebooks full of ideas) trying to come up with stuff that isn't just a "filler". And I love that. It makes me able to be more proud of this little place. At the same time though, I get really discouraged when actual time is spent on a post and the response is so... dead. Meaning very little reader interaction/response. Then, if I post something that literally took 15 minutes, everybody comes out of the dark. It just makes me question the time I spend on here and makes me feel SO much less creative when the non-inspiring what-nots are the ones that people flock to. It's seriously killing my creative mojo!
I hope you get what I'm saying though...? I'm trying not to sound like a biatch because I love all of you who come through here, and I know you're still coming even on the quiet days because I see you in my stats, which is awesome. So, I guess I'm just curious about this. It's always interesting to see for example, 100 comments on somebody's 5 second post that really took no effort, and then crickets on somebody else's who spent hours putting a cool tutorial or something together. I'm not necessarily just talking about myself. Having talked to a few of my bloggy friends about this very same thing, they seem to agree as well, so at least I know I'm not the only one with these thoughts. So what is happening? Are people just lazy or too busy to join in? Do they only come to certain blogs for specific content and ignore the rest? Or is the blogging community so over-saturated now that there are too many blogs to check out on a daily basis?
Anyways, those are my thoughts today. I guess there are still some things in this blogging world that are a mystery to me and I have yet to figure out. It's just hard to feel inspired, encouraged, and creative when it seems like visitors are looking for quick reads and nothing else. So I ask you this: what are your favourite types of posts, and are you a regular commenter on blogs or do you just browse and leave?