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As I was walking home from work today (the sad little soul that I am) I started thinking about my blog, and about other blogs I read, and the things I like about others and would like to do more on mine.  I started my blog on the 22nd August and since then have acquired 29 followers and try and blog fairly regularly about my life; the things I get up to, things I've seen (or, more frequently, eaten), and often, photos I've taken.



As sad as it sounds, my blogging schedule owes a lot to my schedule with my other half.  The boyfriend lives an hour and a half away in Weymouth and works four days on, four days off, so four days out of eight I have a curly haired, boy shaped, co-habitant who eats me out of house and home, watches a lot of Top Gear and tries to convince me to go out for walks in the rain.  I tend not to blog very much during this time because it feels a little antisocial, and because there is Dexter to watch (I can't watch it on my own, I get too scared) and pizza to eat (we like pizza).


The rest of the time, I try and put thought into what I'd like to blog about.  In a way (in a very sad way), blogging has made me do more because I start thinking about what I can write about it afterwards.  And I snap things on the way to work, or out to dinner, or in town, or, wherever, because I like the idea of sharing them with the wider world.  The only thing blogging hasn't helped is my bank balance - I love blog entries where people snap their clothes shopping hauls, or new nail varnishes or book buys; the only downside being that I then decide I too must own said amazing products!



But I do wonder what it is other people like to read, and wonder what I should be writing about to generate something which people want to come back to, and read again and again.  I read somewhere that a successful blog should have a focus, but the only common theme in mine is 'things I've seen, or done', and I'm not sure that's enough.  Having said that, my favourite blogs are the ones where people write about their lives, put up photographs and share the things they've done that week.  I also really like tutorials and crafty blogs and am inspired by people who sew, knit, draw and paint things and post them on their blogs.  I hope to share more of my crafty endeavours as I find my way around my sewing machine.  I also find people's outfit posts inspiring, but I am really awful at self portraits so I may not ever feel the urge to follow suit....



So what about you, what do you like to read? What blogs are your favourites? Do you plan your blogs, or just type and post? I'd love to hear!

4 comments

  1. I like all sorts of blogs, i know what you mean with the hauls things it's hard when you don't have a lot of money and all you want to do is buy the stuff, me being a struggling self employed person doesn't help with said splurges lol. My blog is mainly about my life and issues I feel people would be interested knowing about, I'm kind of out the box i'd say. fair enough when you stick to one genre it can create a lot of followers, but you might be missing out on people who you coud interact with on a more personal level, a friend in a way. I love fashion blogs don't get me wrong, but there seems a void that if you can't afforf the clothes, what's the point, I don't know how to pu that without sounding mean, but do you get what I mean? I plan my issues post, but only if I read something and think ok, that would be really good to blog about, all the rest is just my life. Sometimes I feel it may be uninteresting, but I don't blog for other people I do what makes ME happy xxxx

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  2. I tend to be very random. If I do plan my posts, it usually revolves around more serious matters. Which is never fun. Your blog is so well, rosy. I adore it.

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  3. Hi Rosie, thanks for popping by and leaving your lovely comment. Three months without tax, you're so lucky to get away with it, but I have such bad luck sometimes I was panicking as it would be just typical to get fined for a silly mistake. Your blog is fun and you should write about what YOU want and not what you think anyone else wants to read. Be true to yourself and all will be well. Have a lovely week.
    Kate xx

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  4. I've been thinking about this a lot lately too. I a thing I'm interested in doing is a themed day. Like Sew I thought has Music Mondays and Under Those Neon Lights has Friday $5 finds. So even if you are random like me on your blog a themed post once a week may even that out.

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