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I'm finding it harder and harder to stay motivated to post. Thanks to Twitter, my posts are garnering more hits than ever, but interaction? Well, that seems like a thing of the past.
Because of that trend, I did a redesign last fall and turned my focus to craft topics and helping friends promote their work. Those posts seemed like what readers wanted. But I have to admit it feels like all dressage all the time for me (to use an equestrian metaphor), when sometimes I just need a relaxing trail ride. Or a quick and sloppy barrel race here and there.
Obviously, this is MY blog, so no one is forcing me into the "keep it professional, never personal" mold. It's simply a habit I drifted into, and now it feels strange to talk so very first-person to whomever might stumble across this post.
Perhaps I'd feel more comfortable putting myself out there if I had a better sense of who IS stumbling across my posts.
How did you get here? Why do you read blogs at all? Is it largely for information? To network and talk shop? To connect and build community?
Do YOU blog? Do you find it easy or difficult to post regularly? What are your thoughts on the state of blogging in 2014?