This is a slight departure from my usual running type posts. I’ve been meaning to start writing the odd post on blogging in general and well, I just haven’t got round to it. You know how it is, life, running and not running due to injury get in the way!
I was on twitter the other day and saw a link to an excellent post with the title, Write with purpose, expect nothing by mjcarty. I was intrigued and read the post, it summed up my thoughts on blogging exactly.
I remember when I first started this blog I never imagined that anyone would read it, I thought it would be a good way of recording my progress, for me to read. And don’t get me wrong, that’s exactly what happened for a few months. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. This quote from the mjcarty post sums it up nicely:
“That’s the beauty of starting a blog. See, while I assume no one reads my work, I can promise you no one will read yours. Not for a while, anyway, especially if you don’t promote it.”
Anyway, getting back to the post by mjcarty, he talks about how starting a blog is a great way to say whatever you want, however you want to say it.
From my own experience I’d say, if you are new to blogging don’t stress about how many views, followers or comments you get, just concentrate on blogging for yourself.
Don’t take my word for it, go and have a read of Write with purpose, expect nothing.