Or is it my naivety that leads me to ponder in this way?
The number of bloggers who seemingly start out as your everyday "I'm here to share" type personality and quickly become "hey, I have 600 followers, time to make some money!" seem to be on the increase. Have you been romanced yet? The blogger who "finds" your blog and leaves a comment for every post you write, quickly becoming your best blogger friend. And what happens when you become a follower of their blog or buy something from them? You never hear from them again. Ever. No emails, no comments, nothing. Sound familiar?
I realise that blogging can be a good way to make money. It can be a great advertising platform for your business (I always mention a new Etsy listing and have links to my shop) but doesn't there need to be more than that? These thoughts led me to revisit my reasons for starting a blog in the first place.
I enjoy reading other blogs.
I have learned a great deal about various crafts, homeschooling and so many other interests from the internet and blogs. I felt that I could also share skills in this way.
Initially I wanted to document my sewing and crafting journey. My blog has become more personal over the years so that I now also share a lot of myself and my family.
I still think blogging is a great thing, but I guess from time to time I start to feel a little disillusioned by the whole "big blogger, small blogger" thing. Kinda like a popularity contest?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject......
Oh, and by the way - if you're one of those bloggers I've been "romanced" by - I no longer visit you. But then I guess you wouldn't be reading my lowly little post now would you?