Steamless Blogging – Winter is coming

Winter is coming, my blog is dying

My space for reflection and opinion has met its first autumn. My blog sprung to existence six months ago. It was budding with youth, opinions, polls and endless ideas. There were no expectations. It was my space, it was my place, until summer came…

It was hot. The moon decided to hide behind our blue planet. The lunar eclipse post was my summer solstice. The stats changed me… It wasn’t astronomical, but all the foreign attention felt warm and fuzzy. I wanted to bottle it, and pour it over me when I had cold, lonely days. I wanted it to last forever.

The warm and fuzzy stats sizzled out fast. I tried different topics: serious; funny; listicles; infographics; quote of the day; culinary skills; tech humour; design tips; kids; tattoos; I even got angry about the irrelevant. These posts looked like shadows compared to the shiny lunar post.

The leaves turned red, the posts grew less, and the fear of a cold blog-death consumed me. Nothing I did felt like it put me on the grid and blog-killing excuses came easy: “I’m not a writer, I am a designer and my graphic posts have not been earth shattering” / “I don’t have time” / “I’m doing this for the wrong reason – stats should be irrelevant” / “I have no clear theme, it’s too difficult to please everyone.”

This is not an evergreen blog and winter is coming.

I hope winter slays all my expectations.

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10 thoughts on “Steamless Blogging – Winter is coming

  1. Mari says:

    Although I did not always have a comment, I always read your blog. I will read it again in the summer…

  2. tcjacks says:

    So true, if I had something to add every time, I would, but then I would probably have my own blog. šŸ˜‰ That doesn’t mean that I don’t read every post and enjoy all of them!!

  3. RV says:

    I think we all need to be thankful that some people share interesting items with the rest of us. What I’m even more thankful for is that its not done via Twitter!

    Life in general has its ups and downs, or summers and winters. But seasons change. The sun will still shine, tomorrow!

    Keep it up!

    • ingemm says:

      Thanks for the encouragement, that’s really sweet.

      A blog is like a living thing isn’t it? Like a child, it needs tender loving care, and if not that, at least food. Food for thought in this case. A balanced diet is what’s killing me at the moment. I just don’t know what’s nutritious and what’s junk food.

  4. Corene says:

    Love reading your blog!!! Sometimes I don’t have much to say, but love reading your opinions…. Hope to see you soon… šŸ™‚

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