Blogging To Blog Is Not Blogging

I think so many of us hear over and over that we need to blog. It is how you are going to get found, how you advance your brand, how people will find you in this vast sea of content. Is this true? I have to admit I blog because I feel maybe that is what I should do but I am not a word person I am a visual person. What I care about I see through the lens of a camera and want to share that more than I want to share my thoughts. Quite frankly I feel like my deep thoughts are for me to write down to learn more about who I am than to share with the world.

So why do we all blog when it is not something we enjoy? Well I am still wondering that myself. I like visual blogging along with a few thoughts, like what I am doing here. I suppose I like sharing what captures my interest in chance that maybe you enjoy what I see also.  But I struggle to find deep words of wisdom to share to change the world. It is just not me.

My friend on the other hand blogs because she has something to share, and in the process she is discovering she is a writer and her words come from a place she can not describe. She shares her thoughts but more she is sharing somethings we all need to hear and give deep thought to. Here is a link to her blog. http://commonplacegrace.com

I like to share what I see in my world and what captures my attention. Maybe because I have worked so hard at learning to create more compelling photos and still study photography obsessively, but I love images and how they capture a split moment in time that would otherwise go unnoticed. I like to try to tell a story through vision rather than words.

So if my blog has more photos than inspiring words, it is because that is my passion, my gift, and my intention. To share moments in time, things I feel are beautiful, funny, interesting, and catch my eye for some reason.

For all you wonderful bloggers of words, keep moving us with your thoughts and inspirations and we visual story tellers will keep showing you what we see and hope you stop for just a moment and look.

So that being said, here are a few photos of the dogs being dogs having fun and doing what they love. Which by the way is the reason we are all here isn't it?

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Blogging About Not Blogging

Ok, I can not be alone here. You have been told to blog right? You have even tried it, got excited about your first and maybe your second blog, but then it happens. Your mind goes blank, you do not think you have anything to say or share, and you just don't get why you should spend so much time making sure your blog is interesting, reads easy and flows, let's readers get to know you even more than you want them to, show nice photography to add interest and do this whole thing several times a week. Are they crazy? I have tried calling my blog by a name of the week like "Monday" so I will be sure to get it done by Monday. Nope did not last. I tried to pick a subject I am passionate about, like things I see and find on the back roads. Nope could not find what I thought were just the right things. I thought about just photographs, but then I obsessed about which ones to use. I just gave it up.....again.

Then it hit me. I am not alone. I am sure thousands have started and stopped started and stopped just like me. But that's the point. We love when we read that someone else is just like us, not as organized, not as dedicated, not as ambitious today, has limited time, mind jumps around like rabbits, just like me. We are all the same but very different. And that my friend is why blogging has become so popular. They say by 2013 1.2 million people will be reading blogs daily. Why, because they can trust the people who are just like them.

The blogs I enjoy reading the most that are about nothing really. Just every day people doing every day stuff like me.

So here I go again. I think I have a normal life where nothing happens but ask my friends or family and they will disagree. I am always on the move in one area or another. So I will begin to "try" to blog again. Maybe I should take the advise my husband always says when I am trying something new.  "Don't try it, just do it"   Yep

There I am off the hook until next week.