When I first started blogging, I did it solely for me. It became an outlet for all of my pent-up creative energy. I didn't write too often, but when I did it really came from my heart. As I got acquainted with the blogging world, I found blogs whose owners wrote context that spoke to me on many levels. So I started commenting and making friends. How wonderful it was, and still is, to meet so many cool people with like minds. Gradually I came into my own and became very comfortable being a blogger. Quite honestly, and I think this will ring true for a lot of bloggers, I loved the fact that people were reading what I had to say, liking it, and telling me so.
So, while I still wrote for me, I kept in the back of my mind what I thought readers would be interested in reading, or not reading. It became tougher, and tougher to post because I felt that the topics I chose may not be interesting to some. It eventually got to the point, where that, along with other stuff going on in my life, caused me to suffer from a little blogging burnout. Not a specific medical condition I'm guessing, but one that, nonetheless, many bloggers are prone to.
For me, blogging burnout caused a lack of interest in all aspects of blogging. Which is why I haven't been around to visit my favorite blogs lately. Don't get me wrong, I've been reading, but I just haven't had the energy to comment.
I'm slowly trying to cure my blogging burnout, as I love blogging, and I feel much happier when I'm writing, and interacting with people.
You may see some changes around here, and you may not. It depends on my mood, and the day I guess. I know, for sure, that my formula entails writing for me, and everyone else comes second. That being said, I am so grateful for my readers, and appreciate the fact that so many take the time to read what I post.
So thanks, and stay tuned. As many of you know, I love music, and in the near future, I see myself creating, separate from Thoughtful Reflections, a blog solely devoted to music.
And there you have it: A Note On Blogging! Thanks for reading!