Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It's Time For A Change,


As you can tell by the rarity of my posts I struggle to post regularly. I get discouraged. I've been thinking my blog is uninteresting. As I read previous posts, I am either angry, frustrating, bitching or something. Yes, there are a few good posts. 

I've been rethinking this blog. I've considered, wiping this one out and start a new one or just quit altogether.

When I started it, I thought I'd could impact some one's life. I wanted to show regardless that I have Cerebral Palsy I still have the same life experiences as others. I wanted to show that I am just like them. I wanted to share my life. 

I think I shared somewhat well but with such negativity. I've pondered this the past few months. What keeps hitting me is that what I have written IS my life. I absolutely need to change this around if I continue blogging. I even get depressed reading my blog. But then again, those are my experiences.

Some of you are my faithful followers and I appreciate every one of you. Thank you.

I've been contemplating how to do this. I've been reading other blogs more and searching for clues how to do the changes. 

Do I just continue with this blog and change direction? Or do I scrap it and start another?

If I start another, how do I keep the followers I have. How do I move?

Many times I just don't know what to write. I've started some prompt ideas but it doesn't keep my attention, get frustrated and just put it aside. My 89 drafts proves it.

I've been checking out my favorite blogger friends blogs and the way they have theirs. Many have different platforms like WordPress (It confuses me for whatever reason). Some pay for their site and have web developers. I certainly cannot afford it. 

I see people making money off their blog by ads, etc. More $ would be great but I don't find that I am that good.

Maybe if I can make a fresh start maybe my blogging will turn around. 

Ironically, I write in a journal every day. But what I write in a journal I don't want the whole world to see. 

If anyone has any suggestions, can offer any help or advice my ears are waiting. 





6 comments:

  1. I like reading your life stores. I love your blog name and would most change it. As for offering different bits, your live in a very interesting area and maybe you could share some of its culture? Maybe an I Am Cajun Thankful spot every now and then. I don't something like that. And there is always food, people love to hear about home-cooking in the south.

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    1. Thank you Pam for your support and suggestions. I have considered talking about heritage. Thank you so much!

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  2. Please don't scrap this blog. Its who you are, a part of you and believe it or not you are helping others. Therapy comes in all walks of life. I don't have many followers but I still come from time to time and write my feelings for the world to read, all said here without anyone telling me I cant! I deleted my Bunk House blog and my Cancer blog because people were using my photos and posts to sell; things by using my stuff as if they wrote it. It made me angry at first. I almost came close to deleting my other three blogs and then I thought, Why? Why let the world rule me. I might be helping someone, I might make someone smile, I might share my Love for God and be a witness for him....I write mostly from the heart and I read your posts the same way. From your heart! I may not comment all the time, but I'm here reading what you have to say. I hope you stay.

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    1. Impacting or helping others was one of my blog goals. I also wanted to show others that although I have physical disabilities I do have challenges and live life like they do. You have more followers than you think as I have found out, they are more silent. I can't imagine your anger but think of it this way, those who stole your stuff knew it was some good stuff, more than they could ever convey :). I do same, read yours as well but don't say anything. I think for myself that needs to change, even if I write great post. Just to let them know someone is listening. Thank you so very much! God Bless

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  3. I think what you're dealing with is perfectly normal for us bloggers. I've certainly had my share of quitting, not enjoying what I was living so I didn't enjoy the writing. After Bruce and I split up I thought I should end that blog and start a new one. I'm so glad I didn't because that is what my life and my blog are about...(As I Bounce Thru Life). If you feel that you should make positive changes in your life, it will flow into your blog. Bottom line is that you're blog is great and I enjoy reading it. Good, Bad. Or Otherwise!! Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Barb for making me feel not alone. Your blog is one of my favorite blogs but you gave a good reason for me to keep this blog. You're so awesome :)

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