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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog Mortality

Lately, I have been seriously thinking. Thinking of what to do, when it comes to the blogging world.

There are two blogs that I write. This one, which is my main posting area. Then, I also have a "sideline" blog for the topic of the Paranormal, aptly named ParanorMel.

For the most part as of late, I write, and I write, and I write. Yes, primarily for myself. Just to get out what I want to or that I need to. As for ParanorMel, it is for those wishing to know that they are not alone, can relate to others and feel free to share their stories without societal persecution.

But the more I think about it, the more I see and compare, I think that my blogging days are coming to a standstill.

I'm wondering what the use is, anymore. Is it the fact that I don't blog on practically a daily basis? Is it because I don't hop on to every single Blogging Carnival out there? Is it because I don't comment on EVERY page I read?

I don't do cliques of any kind. I will have a buddy's back in their hour of need. And I will stand up for the underdog. But I don't care to always do or have the 'in' thing, be in the 'in' crowd. I love doing my own thing. And that also comes in to play within the writing world.

My great-grandmother was a famous Chicago Christian-based playwright. I have Mae Questel in my lineage, whom provided the original voice of Betty Boop. I've also got Jean Harlow and President Theodore Roosevelt within my bloodlines. So what? I am certainly happy and proud of my heritage. But they do NOT make me who I am.

If blogging means keeping up with the Jones' in regards to Blog Carnivals and mass commenting to "get noticed" or read, then the TRUE meaning and art of blogging has gone to the wayside.

It should never be about who has the better blog posts, the better blog layout, and all the other hullabaloo I have witnessed in my time around here, since about November of last year.

I've seen where some say that they don't run in cliques and don't do 'one-sided' things when it comes to blogging. But I'm sorry to say, I noticed. And yes they are in these 'cliques', though I don't think their eyes are open enough to really see. But I and others do.

As for fighting between to 'adults' in the blogging world? I stay the hell away. I have my own problems. In the real world mind you. So what good does it do for me and my blood pressure to jump in the middle of a cat fight? Not any good at all. For all parties involved. I say let them two have at it, remain neutral and state that you REFUSE to get pulled in.

Now, seeing as I am pretty sure that this post to will get brushed under the rug (as in not even read), let alone even validated by another's words (I'm NOT talking about Angel or Alexes y'all), I'm coming to a point of where to go from here.

Is The (Not Always) Happy Homemaker Diary and ParanorMel going to survive and move on to the next post? Or should I cut my losses, and realize the fact that I put too much time and energy in to these two blogs, that they should just be killed off?

I'm more active at the school now, then before. My kids and my home take priority. As does my husband. Plus we have a trip and the holidays coming up.

Is it all really worth it anymore? This will be a hard decision, being that I *really* do enjoy writing. But at what cost?

5 comments:

Dez said...

I know how you feel. I love my blog but I don't know, it's just hard to sit and write all that I want to. I feel like I can't remember my own name anymore. I try to do stuff with it but it just feels forced. UGH.

pr0udmom0f3 said...

It's not forced for me. It 'flows' from my fingers as it leaves my brain. I just feel I am at an empass where my blogging is concerned.

It feels like I am expected to do more. And I am not one to just follow the crowd. I am ME.

And I am keeping it real. What you see is what you get with me. I won't sugarcoat. But I also won't do it just because everyone else is, too.

Apparently if you aren't blogging pretty much daily, bitching about something (or someone), not gallivanting in to pretty much every carnival, or commenting (as in 'you comment me, I'll comment you) basically on EVERY single blog you read, then you yourself get placed in the proverbial ditch and left for dead.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I admit I am confused by this post. I don't advertise or sell anything or have give aways etc. I don't know what carnival is other than an event that happens in brazil. So I am assuming that it has something to do with what I don't do on my blog.

I have never read where anyone is being judged or persecuted for their thoughts or ideas. It's a blog for heaven's sake. It's your world. you can say what ever the @#$% you want to say. If someone doesn't care for it shouldn't they just move on?

So apparently I am a loser.
I do my own thing. I write my life to vent, rave, laugh and to write. I don't have many followers so maybe that is the reason. Who knows and frankly I don't much care. Because if I did then maybe I would too have these issues and I do not want them.

I come by here to read about you and your family and I enjoy your writing. No I don't leave a lot of comments but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy my time "visiting."

Whatever you decide to do I hope you do it for you and not from the pressure of anyone doing anything towards you.

One Cluttered Brain said...

I say just keep on doing what you are doing. i love what U have to say and if blogging helps keep you saner then I say go FOR IT!
arguing and acting childish in the blog world I must admit is very dumb.

Dave said...

I have to admit that I get a little burned out by things too, though I don't go through nearly the amount of stuff that you mention here.

I just post what I feel like, when I feel like, and don't worry about anybody else. Sure, I want to be read, and I want to be interacted with. I even talk about it a lot.

But it doesn't bother me (too much, anyway) that it's a "small" blog.

That being said, a lot of what you talk about seems to be the "politics" of blogging circles and such. I don't bother with that either.

We each do our own things, for our own reasons. If it becomes too much of a burden for you, or an annoyance, then stop.

But I, for one, would be sorry to see you go (even if I am *way* late on reading half the time).

Yes, can you tell I'm catching up on my reading today? :P

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