“Blogging is a competitive sport.”
Anyone who thinks that is a doofus. Or a dolt. Or a nincompoop. They just don’t get it. (And yes, ‘they’; us versus them. 😉 )
Many still misunderstand the purpose. As did I, I admit. The term ‘blogging’ used to make me cringe, but now… I acknowledge how faulty image is.
WordPress is kind of pure in that way that good, loving content is critical. Blogging here reflects the better part of life, as the users here have served the individual reflection of lives and views, and of what they do to a T. Readers want to read more when the constructed results are good and sincere. And sometimes even when something is missing. Brevity can gain interest.
Does that mean it’s a competition? No. A blog is a web-based portal, and a post is an honest snapshot of life, whether it be writing, reviewing, recipes, photography, or whatever you do.
And I say ‘generally’ when it comes to competition because some people actually compete here. It depends on the open back-in-forth, with respect. It can get wild sometimes, as consent and purpose are everything.
Blogging is: putting your ego aside to share what you do, and what you are open to. And that applies to everyone else. You are a reader as well as a writer, like everyone else. You have something to contribute. You are not just putting something in, you are sharing.
If you want to get something across, then go out and manually find people to get it across. Find the time. Blogging is supposed to be fun, so don’t fret; seek. Kill your expectations and contribute honest feedback.
There is another way of looking at it, and this is where it gets PG-13, so hide the wee ones.
Think of it in terms of sex: do you just spread your (verbal) seed everywhere on your blog hoping to get feedback, or do you seek out people to have (verbal) intercourse with on respective terms?
Okay, so that was a little more vulgar than poetic. But not everyone will Like this post, as they shouldn’t. At least there’s no ‘Poking’ with WordPress.
(Man, I’m going to pay for this. Especially since this is a ‘neutered’ edit, where absolutely everyone will be either offended or disappointed. It was either cut or trash.)
Creativity comes in many forms. Just be sure to edit properly before publishing, so you don’t do what I did by posting before thinking.
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