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Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm Me...Don't Expect More, You Won't Get But What I Can Give To The (Blogging) World.

After reading a friend's blog over at http://singedwingangel.blogspot.com/ by it's Author, Angel, I felt like I need to "explain" myself.

I have never been one, even as a little kid (but with rare exception, of course) to want what everyone else has, or to do what everyone else is doing. It's just not in my nature.

I'm the type that I "do my own thing" and I don't care what you think, either. Don't like it? Don't read it/watch it/be around it, I say. I'm not here to honestly please anyone (except my husband, my kids and ultimately, myself).

Have you noticed, I don't have "Bloggy Buttons", I don't do "Carnivals", I don't go out of my way to gain readers, I don't cater to people (unless I ask for topic ideas, which I have, and view as different from 'catering').

My readers come to me. Either by reading a post via Facebook, where it auto-posts my blog entries, by Networked Blogs application over at Facebook, by "word of mouth" via my readers I already have, or by my "Fan Page" I have for this blog page.

I'm not writing really to gain readers or popularity. I write to express myself, my views, my opinions, to share about my life as a mom/wife/Christian/parenting a Special Needs Child. Sometimes, I'm funny as all get out. Sometimes, I'm very serious. And at times, I can be both.

This blog is for ME. It's my outlet. My way of expression. My blog is not for a Popularity Contest, to see how many readers I can get to 'follow' me. Not to gain sympathy or a slew of comments. I like to educate others who may not know what it's like to parent a child with Mental Illness/Disorders/Disabilities. And to educate the populous in regards to Organ/Eye/Tissue Donation (I myself am a Donor, as well as a Corneal Transplant Recipient).

So, while my blog page may look "boring", being I don't have bunch of buttons, links to other bloggers, fancy page decorations and a "Nation's Populations in it's self" number of readers (that most don't even comment anyways), it's who I am...

Simple, comfortable, unpopular (nothing new there lol), and most of all...TRUE TO MYSELF and REAL (what you see on my page, posts and in between is who/what I REALLY am like in the REAL world).

If you want someone to "keep up with the Joneses" in bloggy circles and cliques, please do us both a favor, find another girl (or guy). Because this Blog Writer has too much else to do than keep up with the Joneses. I have a hard enough time keeping up with three kids, three cats, a husband, a two-story home (full basement) and life in general.

3 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Ha.. apparently I have started a trend. I fell away from what I loved writing about and it makes me sad. I go back to old posts and am so saddened by the loss of what I am missing so I decided no more..

pr0udmom0f3 said...

Give yourself credit though, where credit is obviously due.

You SAW that doing all the "extra curricular" writing was damaging your originality and self-expression.

And because of your ORIGINAL post about WHY you decided to "quit the addiction" to doing blog carnivals, it made me realize even more that I did the right thing by not following the "in" crowd.

Not that I'm saying I NEVER tried a few. I did. And they were okay. But it just wasn't for me. It took away (QUICKLY!) who I really am as a person and as a writer.

Shell said...

And, the irony of it is that you will actually get more followers this way anyway.

When I started blogging, it was just for me- I did nothing to interact with other bloggers- it was just therapy.

I do have to say that I enjoy it more now that I do interact with other bloggers, but you'll also always find my honest take on things on my blog. Even if I know that I'm writing about something that people aren't going to agree with- well, it's my blog.

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