Post # 1
I feel like I want to start a blog, but I mean, who will read it? FI wont read it cause I can just tell him stuff, plus he thinks it’s dumb. He is flabbergasted by the presence of the Bee bloggers. My girlfriends would read it at first but then they would probably just stop.
If you have a blog, who are the primary followers? (family, friends, internet strangers)
Do you feel weird putting your business out there?
Do you primarily blog for people to read or just as a form of outlet/therapy?
Post # 3
I blog but didn’t tell anyone about it for months. Weirdly, people were actually following it even though no one I know knew about it.
At first I started one to keep as an online diary. I’d write about my day-to-day tribulations at work, because I worked for a monster and I’d always have entertaining stories. Then I fixed it up a bit to be more professional, so that potential employees could take a look at to get a sense of my writing.
I then started another one about my cat 🙂 I’m a loser, I know. But it’s my first cat and I’m totally in love 🙂 I like documenting our milestones together. I have finally come out of the closet to my family and friends about this one. It still makes me uncomfortable to have people I know reading my stuff, but hey ho. I want to be a writer so I’m going to have to get used to it at some point!
You should start one – it’s just fun to vent! No one has to know about it if you don’t want them to.
Post # 4
I have a blog linked to my wedding website and I don’t think that anyone reads it. If they do, they don’t comment. We shall see if more people will read in a few weeks because I will be sending out my invitations.
ETA: The blog on our website is not about weddings/wedding planning. It is about our life and how we got to where we are (in a whole new state).
Post # 5
I keep one just to keep it. It’s nice to go back and look at old stuff.
I also have an online diary that I have been writing in for 10 years. It’s crazy reading stuff from when I was 17!
Post # 6
I have a blog about FI and I’s everyday happenings… we started it as a way to keep our family/friends in the loop about all the exciting things going on in our lives because we live a couple hours away from pretty much everyone. I keep the link on the facebook page and people are always commenting about how much they love it…. Plus, I think it’ll be fun to print them all off someday and our kids/grandkids can see what we were up to as 20-somethings!
BUT I’m not using this blog to post wedding details b/c I was it to be a surprise for our guests. I’m considering starting a wedding related blog and only telling my BM’s and FSILs. 🙂
Post # 7
I started a blog after joining WB. I never thought I’d have one and it is definitely silly. I don’t know who reads it. Its about my wedding planning journey, my bm’s know about it as well as my college/high school friends that will be coming to the weddings. I follow some other WB Bee Bloggers’ personal blogs and comment on them and in turn it looks like they read my posts every now and then bc they comment. Maybe thats blogosphere etiquette, I have NO clue, lol There are also some WB hive members that post comments so in turn I follow their blogs and post comments. I enjoy it. I thought it would be odd since I don’t know these people per se – but its not. It’s like a neat comforting community that all supports each other. It helps that the majority of the blogs I follow are wedding related
Post # 8
I have a blog but i do NOT advertise that fact in my real life. There have been maybe 2-3 friends I told about it, and a few of my other friends have “found” me. None of my family knows. I don’t say anything I’m embarrassed about… but I don’t really feel like my family would ‘get’ it. For the most part I only know of about 3 people from my real life that check it regularly, and then a few people who are kind of “blogger friends” who I know from commenting on their blogs.
I mostly just write my blog for me. I think its really cool to remember the stupid little stuff I was excited about a year ago 🙂
Post # 9
Um, probably no one right now, because I just started one up!
I hope eventually some of my internet friends from here, Twitter, etc will begin to read it.
Post # 10
I keep a ‘real’ blog, and a few of my firends read it, and a few online strangers as well. I’m not all that ‘popular’ haha as that I only have 3 followers (whoo!), but i don’t do a whole lot to publicise or pimp my blog to people. Sure I’ll link it to my personal online journal (but that’s locked down so it’s basically the same folks reading it), or share it on the monthly blogroll here, but other than that I don’t particularly go out of my way to tell people about it.
Though, I do plan on passing along the link to my FMIL since she is dying to see more of our house & etc (my blog is primarily about flipping our house, sometimes about food, sometimes about art).
Really there are about a zillion blogs out there on every topic, and it’s really really hard to gain readership. One thing that helps immensely is finding a ‘voice’ that you can work with, that is true to yourself & appealing to readers. I know it sucks not having an audience, but you have to start somewhere. Also, regardless of readers, i like having a place that I can look back and see what I’ve accomplished & the chronological progress of projects I’ve undertaken.
ETA: I use my personal online journal as cartharsis/ for more personal writing.
Post # 11
I blog about the wedding, bc I love to write and I feel like it’s a skill that I will lose if I don’t practice. And because it’s what I’m thinking about right now. My friends read it, some of my family members read it, and yes, people I don’t know from the internet read it. Most importantly, my FI reads it on occassion, which is great bc he is serving overseas–it’s his way of staying on the same page as I am when it comes to the wedding.
Post # 12
It’s a creative outlet. I like writing and I like talking about wedding planning so I decided to start a blog. It’s completely silly on my part but it gives me something to do that isn’t work or school.