Monday, October 31, 2011

What Makes A Good Blog??

I think about this often. I mean what really makes a good blog?? Is it how many times you post a day/week? Is it how many followers you have or how many comments you get? Or is it the content of your posts and truly being yourself?

I would probably go with the last one. I love finding new blogs to read and I love ones that are down to earth and really honest! You can see the bloggers true self and their blog is not filled with reviews of everything under the sun. Yes, I understand some reviews are okay but I don't like reading about one every other post. That's just me. I like to read about other moms like me and know that I am not crazy and this stuff really happens to other people.

I have been blogging for a couple years now and while this blog is new it is not my first. My other blog was followed by many people that I face every day in my small town and by family. While that is all okay, it did not give me the freedom to truly express myself and say what I wanted. I feel I have more freedom to write freely without being judged by those around me. That may sound silly but it works for me.

I'm not going to lie - I had a rough summer and not one that I ever want to repeat. It was life changing for me on many different levels. There were so many times when I wanted to express the way I felt but did not want those around me gossiping about my life. Yes, I understand that it is a blog and it is public but at least I am a little more anonymous with this one.

I have struggled with depression and anxiety and the fact that I truly do not have any close girlfriends to talk to about stuff when I just want to vent or simply share my life and compare the craziness. I have never been good at making friends so I just keep to myself and my family most of the time. That doesn't mean I don't want to make friends! I spend my days at home with my 2 year old twins while my other 3 children are at school. My husband is gone 3 nights a week until May and the only contact I have with the adult world is through my blog an Twitter.

Is my blog a good blog? Well, it's okay. Not the best but I'm working on it. I still feel myself holding back from time to time but I'm getting there. I have opinions, I have feelings and I have a voice. I just need to learn how to use it.

I am a major blog stalker!! I love reading and finding new blogs and other moms like me. So, if you have a blog that isn't filled with nothing but reviews(a few are okay) please link them below! I just may become your newest follower! :) I will add my link first. So be sure and follow me as well!


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1 comment:

  1. Great post! I would add my blog but it is filled with book reviews. Have a great Halloween.