Over the past 4 years of blogging I have enjoyed what to me felt like little successes.
I’ve been lucky enough to be part of some blogging circles that I treasure dearly and I hope I continue to be part of them.
I’ve been nominated for awards. Not those little ones where other bloggers nominate you and you tag 7 of your friends, I mean actual awards. That’s awesome!
I’ve WON an award! Well OK it was for a podcast and it was me and three other guys but without my blog I wouldn’t have been lucky enough to a part of that.
As part of the podcast team I was asked to speak at Britmums which was pretty darn cool.
(We will probably never be asked back and they no longer pass out that award anymore, which could or could not be to stop us winning again! lol)
I have had the opportunity to see some places and review some great products which again I wouldn’t have had without my blog.
All that in mind I recently came to the recent realisation that I’m a pretty crap blogger.
I don’t have a massive following
I don’t blog nearly as often I as I could.
Any posts I do write are pretty basic and never get a great deal of reaction/comments.
But guess what…I’m ok with that.
I don’t actually know what it means to be a good blogger anymore?
Is it a big following?
Is it a blog full of PR statements/reviews/sponsored posts?
Is it a blog full of diary type entries?
Is it a mixture of all of these things?
I just don’t know anymore.
Please don’t mis-understand. I know great blogs and great bloggers that have all or some of the above elements but I also know some blogs that go a little too far.
I do know that I still enjoy having my little blog and I don’t plan on completely giving up anytime soon but with my lack of posts recently and my lack of nominations in the Britmums BiBs this year I feel that I’m a pretty crappy blogger and yes….I’m Ok with that.
I see so many great blogs that churn out great posts all the time and I just wonder how they manage to have such great blogs? I am at home all day with the kids and don’t have a massive social life but I don’t feel I have the time or the content to produce regular posts. It’s obviously a skill I don’t have!
This isn’t a ‘Woe is me’ post in fact it’s far from it. It’s a post about being cool with the kind of blogger you are and not having any pressure to be like others.
Would I like more readers? Hell yeah!
Would I like more PR opportunities? probably..I could damn sure use the money!
Do I wish I was a better writer…of course.
So tell me readers (If anybody actually reads this) what do you think a great blog should be about?
Tell me your secrets! Teach me Obi-Wan!
Before I sign off I mentioned earlier that I wasn’t shortlisted for this years BiB awards. Although it’s very expected and understandable I still can’t help feel dissapointed…which is a little weird but there are some amazing bloggers (including some cool dad blogs) nominated so go take a look. You might just find one of these great blogs I’ve been talking about! Congrats to all those shortlisted.
And to ANYBODY who reads this, I truly do appreciate your time. Now go do something productive!
As always, thanks for reading.