When did writing a weekly blog post become such a humongous task? There was a time when I used to write daily blog posts. But that was a different time. There were lots of people blogging because they liked the very act of pouring their hearts out and sharing those thoughts with other like-minded people. There was no judgment. There were loads of acceptance and encouragement.
That was the time when I used to blog regularly and read lots of blogs. I didn’t start my blogging journey with the expectation that there would be acceptance from others. I was only looking for a space to share my thoughts. Through blogging, I discovered an amazing land of creativity. The confidence I gained through blogging is paramount.
What I never expected in this blogosphere was this kind of change. I can’t pinpoint – was it gradual? Or sudden? Did the increasing number of blogging gurus with their non-stop lectures and tips and tricks to take your blog to the next level result in this lack of enthusiasm?
Correct me if I am writing. But there is a major shift in the blogging world. Right? While monetization in blogging should’ve encouraged to build a tighter blogging community, at this point in time, I see only a few hanging in there who blog for no financial benefit.
In the haste to build an audience, many bloggers left their clans. Maybe, they have a large audience out there. But to me, this is nothing but abandoning what made you you.
Blogging came into my life when I was feeling lonely and out of place. Blogging saved me in more ways than one. It wasn’t my audience that saved me. It was the responses from other bloggers that gave me the confidence to write and explore more. Every story I write, every poem I scribble made it to the blog with thousands of fears and doubts. I got feedback, constructive criticisms, and encouragement from the blogging community that helped me move forward.
So, it breaks my heart to see the blogging world deserted.
I feel alone in this big space sometimes. But no way I will stop making my appearance here. I will try to keep the interaction going as long as I can, although, sometimes all I hear is the echo of my own thoughts.