There has been much discussion lately in several of the blogs I follow regularly. I'm not sure why other than some folks just seem to have to take things too seriously at times. LOL!
They've discussed why they blog, why they should blog, what they write about, what they shouldn't write about, what others think they shouldn't blog, how long a blog should be, how often they should post, should photos be thumbnails or full-size, should they allow comments, should they moderate comments, etc, etc, etc....
My blogging attempts started at From the Lily Pad (a play on my nickname, Froggi as well as the name of my future - at that time - motorhome). I chronicled my decision process as I moved into the RVing life as well as my life in general. Sometimes I blogged silly stuff and other times more reflective items.
I had been a freelance writer, mostly non-fiction items, but after losing my husband in November 2004, I found I had lost my voice. The blog was my first attempt at getting it back. I felt no pressure to blog, I enjoyed the comments and I had fun writing...finally.
In the summer of 2008 I met Stu and by fall we were traveling together. It made sense to merge our two blogs into a new one. His previous blog was Stu's Adventures. Thus this blog was started.
Over the last two years the blog has grown in readership and I've been blessed with meeting many of the readers. Sometimes a little pressure is applied...as it was at Christmas dinner 2008 while at Sumter Oaks RV Park (Escapees) in Bushnell, FL. Just as we were sitting down to eat a gentleman walked up and chastised me for not blogging more often. It was said lightheartedly but it made me realize that there was a certain expectation from some of my readers.
So here are my thoughts about THIS blog... I won't post every day. I will try to not post too many photos and will always use thumbnails. While most of our blog is about our travels it will often be interspersed with topics about life in general. Our life involves not only traveling but motorcycling and now our little pup, Sadie. I'll try not to post too many family pics but sometimes ya just gotta! LOL! Comments are moderated not because of spammers (thank you to Blogger for fixing that issue) but because I love reading the comments while traveling...it might be a day or more before I get on the computer but always get email on my phone. I love reading the comments and if a reply is required I will email back IF the comment is associated with an email address (otherwise I will post my own comment).
I am starting to want to write more...just general ramblings so I may start posting to my Hopping through Life blog again. I made it private for a while so will open it up. I had used it for a Write For Ten project and current posts are all tied to that.
So dear readers, these are my thoughts about blogs, blogging and writing in general. I write for me and am pleased that others seem to enjoy it...I know I enjoy the writing!