Blogging About Blogging

It’s been a long time since I wrote a post about blogging or about my goals for this space. For some reason, it just feels like the time, ya know?

I don’t know how many readers are out there these days, sure I look at my stat numbers daily but I’m not sure how many of those people come and stay. Or how many of my older readers are still around. Comments have become non-existant and as a result I’ve pondered getting rid of them completely.

I’ve had this space for such a long time. Officially I purchased my domain, likeabirdblog.com in August of 2009, just before I left home to attend art school. This space has seen so many changes but none so drastic as in the past year, I think.

Since becoming a mother and really trying to get my mental health to be…well healthy, I’ve learned some things about myself. I used to post weekly round ups, posts of stuff that was pretty, posts just to post. And it started to drag me down. I took a step back from my blog, from my intentions and from myself and took a good hard look at what was really important and what I really wanted in my life. So I’ve been posting with intention, posting content that calls to me and nothing more.

I try not to fill my life, my feeds or my blog space here with things that I find unimportant (note: completely my own opinion). I realize that the type of lifestyle blogs that talk about day to day life, that post link ups and weekly favorite things posts have a place, but that place is not here. It used to be and perhaps I’ve driven away some views because of this change but do you want to know something?

That’s okay. It’s okay because hopefully I’ve gained the views from the people who need me more. I feel like I still haven’t found my blog in the blog world. I try to surround myself and the content I read with women like me, women who want to help others and are focused on self awareness and introspection but…I still feel left out.

There is a part of me that wants so badly to be one of the popular ones, one of the ones that everyone links to and talks about. One of those bloggers who people email for advice and ask how their life is. But I’m not. I want to be that because I know I know I know so deeply in my heart that there are women, teens, bloggers, artists out there who suffer like I do and who feel so alone.

I want so badly to just reach out and connect. Connect. Connect.

But I’m still struggling with that part of the process. In other blog news, I have a new design and new branding look designed, has been for months now. I just haven’t found the time to code it. Anyone interested in coding it for me? ha!

So, my question to you out there who are hopefully reading and visiting this space: what are you looking for? What kind of posts in the last 3 months have you enjoyed the most? What could you do without? Please share with me in the comments below.

‚ô•Kendra

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted 02/12/2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Ha, I haven’t been in the blogosphere for the past three months myself. I took a break to take care of myself and my family and just came back a couple of weeks ago. And I was just thinking about you and this blog last week. I don’t host link-ups and I don’t have ads or sponsors anymore on my blog because it just isn’t me (right now anyway). I completely understand making your blog yours for you. I’ve been doing that myself this time around. And I’m enjoying it far more this time around too. What I like to read about, and what I’ve seen in the past here that I really love, are the stories about yourself and your life, how you’ve overcome obstacles, or how your struggles have made you become more well-rounded of an individual. It’s reassuring for me to see another person going through difficult things and coming out on top, because sometimes I feel like I won’t get through my trials.

    And thanks for keeping comments open. Sometimes it’s nice to know I can be heard by someone, anyone else.

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  2. annelore
    Posted 04/17/2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kendra,
    I love that you don’t have linkups or memes or ads (or if you do, theyre so subtle and subliminal that I havent seen them).
    I love that you don’t surround yourself with other peoples opinions and links and what have you.
    I really like your blog because I dont see any agenda or theme–when you’re miserable, you say so, and when you’re panicking you say so and when you’re renovating, within yourself or without, you say so.
    so have a good break from your blog! and please return! I’m not sure which 3 posts are my favorite or what type of content is the best…I liked reading about your art, but if you’re not doing that so much anymore, then I’d like reading about whatever you ARE doing. you have a very honest blog and it is refreshing to the spirit. so i hope it is refreshing to your spirit to write it.

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