Why do you blog? Did you have a certain reason or goal when you started? Did you just want a connection with other moms? Are you disappointed that it wasn't all that you thought it would be or are you lovin' it?
Twin and I started blogging (she set us up A LOT sooner than I wanted, she's the computer wiz) because we visited other blogs and felt odd writing comments without having one of our own. We don't keep up well with ours because she is busy with a major reno on her house and I don't know how to down load pictures so I have to wait for her to do it. (See, I told you we started too soon!) A blog reminds me of pen pals. Remember them? Even my children had pen pals as a part of their English class in 4th grade. It was someone you would get to know thru writing and exchanging pictures. I thought it was fun. Blogging lets you get to know people you will probably never meet but still have a connection with. Mostly blogging should be fun and not work.
There are some that have been around a long time. I only heard of blogging about a year ago!! There are big blogs and there are small blogs. There a some that want to peddle their wares and get a bunch of advertising because their goal is to make money. O.K. by me. I just don't like blogs that are so full of advertising that you have a hard time finding their post. Or those blogs that are just full of themselves. We all have the option of just not visiting them. Especially if you are a faithful commenter and they don't seem to give you the time of day. Don't take it personally, move on. Some have so many commenters that they can't possibly get to everyones blogs every day and that should be understood. Others will never come by your blog because they aren't out to make friends, only to make a small living.
Just be true to yourselves and why you started blogging in the first place. If you are a new mom that likes to post pictures of your little one daily then do so. If someone doesn't like it (which is a rude thing to tell someone) don't change what you are doing. It's your blog and there is no right or wrong about it.
Hasn't it been fun to connect and learn from people of all ages? We have young women just starting out on their own to those who are grandmothers and great-grandmothers. They all have something worth reading.
I know we have come to LOVE our followers and when they haven't posted for a few days we wonder if they are okay. You start to think of them as family. The most IMPORTANT thing about blogging is to Just Enjoy!!