As anyone that stops and reads this blog can see, I am very new to this blogging lark. So much so, I’m wondering about the blogging etiquette.
Lots of questions run through my head when I log in and look at my “dashboard”
How many times can I post in a day? Is it a one post a day rule? What happens if I have a lot to say and about completely different subjects? I can tend to wander in my own head.
Can I blog about absolutely anything? I have done some of my own browsing and found blogs that appear to have a theme, be they, writing, mummy bloggers or Ehlers Danlos bloggers, they all seem to pretty much flow quite nicely. Unfortunately, my head doesn’t flow in such a nice organised way and I tend to want to say whatever it is I’m thinking about, regardless of the huge jump in subject matter. Am I likely to just lose those people who accidentally fall into my blogs way because I’m random, or is that just as ok, as having a theme. By the way, I do love the themed blogs I’m following.
This then trips into another issue. My blogroll is again all random, but to be honest, as I’m thinking whilst I’m typing, life is random, it’s not a nicely organised themed event. Yes, I do love the themed blogs I follow, but I don’t think I have enough to say about one subject so I’m just going to go with what is me and what I’m comfortable with.
I’m enjoying the little I have done so far, so regardless of making myself popular or not, I think I’m going to just ramble. Some advice on blog etiquette would be greatly appreciated however, to stop me making a complete and utter hash of it all and allow me to maybe build up some followers to converse with on subjects that may interest someone somewhere….
Some interesting comments there. With my own blog (jonathandavis.me.uk) I've found that forcing yourself to post too often can often cause the blog to die a death, as can wanting to limit the number of posts when you're desperate to vent. For my own blog I've now settled on producing a lengthy well-researched entry about once every 3 months, which other people might think is far too long between entries, but it suits me down to the ground.I suppose it's all about finding what works best for you!
I had the same discussion you in my head when I started, and I like think my posts are pretty random. I think as long as you are true to yourself, it does not really matter, you will find your "voice". As for how often – again, no etiquette either – whatever works for you. Good luck!
I'm going to join in with this conversation because you've just put a comment on my blog that has chuffed me. It takes a lot to do a post most days, like I try, but that's because I'm trying to build a platform for my work. I try to do writing posts and then personal posts too. But sometimes you get to wondering if it's worth it. Your thank you, to Tamsyn, made me realise it was. So thank you too.Before that I used to blog as L Plate Author, whenever I wanted to and about whatever I wanted to. There are no rules, the more you do, the more you will get regular followers, but it's up to you. Like JonathanD says as long as it doesn't become a chore to you, you'll find the right balance – and a lot of new friends.It's your blog, you do it your way. Good luck!
Thank you for your comments. I really do think I am going to enjoy blogging and I imagine as time goes on, I will find a pace that fits for me.I love interacting with people as well, so finding such a great platform for real conversations really is just up my street as they say. I will hopefully see you around the blogosphere again, be it at yours or mine, but I thank you for stopping by this time, reading and taking the time to comment. It really is a lovely feeling knowing someone has done this.