Blogging is a very intuitive act for me, most of the time. It is akin to writing in the sense that I blog because I like to blog. A series of thoughts have led me to believe, however, that there may be more to the art of blogging than just putting thoughts down for everyone to read.
So, it comes down to the question: Does your blog reflect your persona?
This would be so much easier to answer if I had just one blog, instead of three. Nevertheless, I’m going to give it a go. As I see it, each blog represents a different side of me, the person and it’s fascinating to see what emerges from all the analysis.
You are not one person, but three:
(i) The one you think you are;
(ii) The one others think you are
(iii) The one you really are
-Sri Satya Sai Baba
This is probably one of my most favourite quotes from my spiritual guru and guide and seems to sum up what I feel about my blogging persona.
A part of me believes that this blog, the one you’re reading right now, is what I think of myself- an aspiring writer of sorts. I know I am far from being an actual writer, but it doesn’t stop me from sharing tidbits on writing, the process, the agony and the ecstasy.
The stats and numbers on this blog impact me the most, to be honest. I am not talking about how many views per month or how many likes and comments I’ve earned, but finding out which posts resonate more and working on similar posts. In that sense, this blog is a very reader-oriented one. I am interested greatly in what moves you, what touches you and how I can be a part of that experience through my writing.
This is the youngest of all my blogs, just a little over a year to be exact. It reflects what I believe others think of me: someone who enjoys the art of blogging. It’s not untrue, either.
This blog is the one where I share blogging tips and writing prompts. It’s where bloggers come together to discuss and brainstorm over ideas and issues that we all face. For me, blogging is a highly team-driven activity, where we each help one another, boost morale and encourage better blogging practices.
The stats and numbers here don’t really affect me, to be honest. I’m glad to share whatever I can and if someone benefits, then well that’s a bonus.
With that, we come to the first of my blogs and the reason that I began blogging. It’s the most darling of all three blogs. It represents my comforter and my blanket in times of insecurity. Here, I blog on a subject very close to my heart- parenting and life lessons.
The success of this blog (by that, I mean the emotional success, not the awards/accolades it’s received) is what pushed me to start my other two blogs. The most interesting thing here is this: I don’t fret over page views, shares, likes or comments on this blog the way I do over my writer blog.
What I share is primarily to help other parents who may be facing similar situations in their lives. It’s the reason why I think long and hard before doing reviews, promotions or sponsored posts on the parenting blog. I don’t want to take away from the essence of it all.
So, as you can guess, this blog is probably the best reflection of who I really am.
What do you think?
Do your blogs reflect your persona?