I have been blogging for 4 months and I must be honest with you – it all began with the wish to build a so-called “platform”. I welcomed the all too popular opinion that a writer should spread the word about their work with open arms and ventured in this beautiful, virtual world called WordPress.
Let’s face it – ‘Building a platform’ is no easy task.
The architect in me is tempted to draw an equal sign between building a house and building a platform. After all, isn’t it about laying the foundations of your writing career? Isn’t it about layering brick upon brick until the walls are formed and the space inside is shaped?
I have strived to post 3 times a week but recently, I have come to this conclusion : I don’t engage with you as much as I would like to. We all have responsibilities outside of our blogs. Family, paid work, unpaid work, house chores, life. As bloggers, we also have a duty beyond writing posts – we have to interact.
Let me rephrase that with a more personal approach – I want to engage.
So here is my announcement:
I will only be posting once to twice a week because I want to make more time for you. I want to meet more of you. I want to read your stories and follow your adventures.
And in the spirit of blog friendships, here is a great way to make new friends: the CHERISHED Blogfest in which I took part in July. The blogfest is now over but you can still read all the wonderful entries by clicking here. And here is my cherished object.
The CHERISHED Blogfest was all about making lasting connections, sharing emotions and getting to know each other.
What was it about? Here is a description from Damyanti’s blog:
Often, objects lead us to memories.
The objects we hold most dear, harbor the most cherished memories.
For the CHERISHED Blogfest, we invite you to talk to us about one of your cherished objects. Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.
Keep your post to below 500 words.