I started blogging to keep track of our lives with our girls. I read a lot of blogs.... In which some I look forward to new posts that make me smile, feel normal, or nod in agreement. And after reading lots of different blogs, I've noticed a lot.
* Some bloggers make a lot of money off of blogging and some do not. Whether it be ads posted on their Web sites or sponsored posts.
* Some bloggers are a lot alike. They write about the same things or in the same style.
* Sometimes I come across bloggers that want to be like a popular blogger without saying so. They use the same words or verbage like the popular one.
* It's important to comment back when someone leaves you a comment. Sometimes it may not be the case and I am confused by some bloggers who don't.
We are all in the same game. We like to write. We want to connect with people like ourselves. We want to share with the world how cool our lives are or how cute our kids are!
But why be someone you aren't, or copy someone with verbage or writing or ideas. I get it... Bloggers that make a lot of money are brilliant. At one point I wanted to make a lot of possible money by doing it. And then I connected with bloggers and firmed virtual friendships with them.
I found other bloggers/moms/dads that have Irish twins, twins, preclampsia, husbands that work late, SAHMs, etc. that I have connected with by a simple click. I didn't have to greet and make small talk with a mommy in the check out lane or park. I did so by googling or following other bloggers list of blogs they read.
And I am grateful. And grateful my eyes are no longer money hungry as they have found lasting e-friendships. And I just have to be myself.