I shall hold my hand up and admit that I don’t know the first thing about flowers, yet they are the things that connect Anita and myself . Thank you flowers, am very grateful. I was thrilled that Anita invited me to write her a guest blog and then spent the next day wondering what it could be about!
Anita suggested blogging, so here it is
In nature everything has it’s place, predators to prevent anyone species running amok and areas of complete beauty where you least expect it. Blogging for me is like that, predatory with unexpected beauty, but everything in it’s place.
I shall explain the predatory part. The internet is used by trillions of people (is trillions even a number? if it’s not, it is now ) and some of them just help themselves to your copy, to your images, to your ideas. Some people will give you credit, others will just pass it off as their own and some are just oblivious to the rules!
So many people start blogging and give up at the first sign of a predator or a perceived predator.
I recall doing so myself. I would visit a forum and there would be another company posting up links to their website, asking for the business and generally making a nuisance of themselves. I didn’t know that wasn’t the way to do things, I assumed mistakenly this was their pond and I was the unwelcome fish in it!
As Qui Gon Jin says “there’s always a bigger fish”.
You cannot avoid doing something because someone else is doing it already. Just because someone else is blogging on your subject, it doesn’t mean you can’t. We all have our own unique flavour, and even if people blog the same topics as I do, they will sound, look and feel different.
I set about finding my own pond and my own places of beauty, and in finding those, I found Anita .
So what do a flower girl and a courier girl possibly have in common (aside from being brunettes with an aversion to having their photos taken?). We have friendship. We visit each others places of beauty and respect what we find. Many bloggers do that too. They visit your blog and look, and if they like they may do a few things
- leave a comment
- subscribe to your feed
- subscribe by email
- Share your work on Facebook / Twitter / Bt Tradespace
- Social bookmark your post
And it’s your job to make it easier to do these things, it’s making your place of beauty accessible to others. Don’t think that a comment or 27 is the only indicator of it’s popularity, it’s not. Many petals go to make up a flower, many actions make up a blogs readership, some of which are not visible to the naked eye.
If you like this blog, do me a favour and tweet it.