- I’d like to feel less alone in the blogosphere. I mean there are millions of us here. I would like to be involved in a network of supportive bloggers, not to be noticed, but to build a sense of community. I have joined the Blogging for Mental Health project, but I blog about mental health and happiness anyway. Maybe it will turn into a community, but a large one if so. I tried to do NaNoBloMo but got sick – but I didn’t feel the sense of community anyway. Thousands of blogs participating; it was overwhelming. Stimulation overload. Taylor Grace wrote yesterday about a Blog Blitz, hosted by DLHammons, which sounds interesting. People join this group and every week, everyone agrees to visit a particular blog on a certain day and make comments. Poor blogger gets to answer all 100 of them, lol, but it must feel really good anyway (always a good thing) and supportive blogging relationships can come out of it, I am sure.
But as I was thinking about what I want, I got an image in mind of a sewing circle….people gather to do something they love and they chat while they’re doing it. So, I am thinking, maybe something like a Blogging Circle. Maximum 20 members. Once a week we could meet on a rotating member’s blog and chat in the comments about how our blogging and/or personal week went. Hmmmmm. I have been wanting to develop a weekly special post, but this would be better. What do you think?
- I’d like to get clearer about my dual blog focus – mental health and spirituality. My thoughts about it are constantly in flux. Just today I realized that although I write about depression, what I’m really after is people being happier. So maybe the category should be “happiness” instead of “depression?” Would depressed people even click it? I may never have when I was depressed.
Healing body/mind/spirit…Do they mix well? Is my voice different I wonder when I write about one or the other? Should I separate them? I had started a second blog “Imagine Yourself Happy” (IYH) for the mental health posts, but I seem to have settled for posting everything in my main blog. I haven’t posted there for some time. Is this wise? Should I pursue IYH as a separate project? It will be the title of my book if I ever get to writing it.
- I would like to build a bigger following (and what blogger does not?) Why? I think I have accumulated some hard-earned wisdom to share with people that could help them in their lives. As readership grows I hope I will find out more clearly what strikes people’s hearts and what people really find helpful. Maybe I will also be challenged to grow in an area.
So that’s 3. Here goes…