Right now, I am trying to participate in NaBloPoMo wherein my aim is to write one blog post per day for the rest of the month. This aims to increase my writing skills and simply let me get the hang of blogging consistently – something I’d need if I wanted to increase blog traffic and eventually make money out of it.
However, blogging effectively does not simply mean churning out posts on a daily basis. These posts must be something readers find relevant and interesting. Yet, I must also learn to strike the balance between blogging about things readers would find interesting and blogging as a means to express myself. When I discovered the world of blogging 8 years ago, my initial intent was to write about my feelings and emotions as well as my personal reflections on what I see happening around me. My blog was mostly centered on my own personal experiences and learnings.
As time passed and as I learned more, I discovered that there are blogs that tried to specialize into something. Something to which the blogger is also quite passionate about. Several times I tried to create what I call niche blog but eventually ended up writing in just one blog – Cerebral Insights. Quite wordy for most I must say but I cannot think of a better title to represent my blog.
Reading this post in WordPress’ Daily Post also made me think back to what I write in my blog. I blog about my personal thoughts and experiences but I strive to keep it confidential. Although I admit many of my friends and relatives know about this blog, I still strive to tell stories that would not incriminate anyone. And for the public, they can read my stories as if they were any other stories without knowing who is being referred to.
Blogging used to be so simple. And now, with the complicated rules on privacy, I see no reason why it cannot keep itself that way. I would like to still think that I am a private person whose personal thoughts and reflections are echoed in a public blog. Does that make me a public person then? I believe not.