Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pondering On Blogging

The blogathon challenge today is to write a post that finishes the following sentence. If I started blogging today, I would.... I've given it some thought for the past few days.

I think there is going to be a huge range of responses to this one. Some bloggers will berate themselves over every little thing. I can imagine what some of them might say. Look at this list in italics and see how many relate to your blog or a blog of someone you know

Some people's answers to If I started blogging today, I'd... might be:

I'd post more often than every couple of months.

I'd put more thought into my posts.

I'd be more active in recruiting readers.

I'd look at more than one blog provider.

I'd ask other bloggers for advice.

I'd use some clipart or graphics once in awhile.

I'd finish with a question to encourage comments.

I'd respond to people who took the time to send a comment.

I'd try to vary my posts a little more so the blog doesn't become boring.

I'd have guest bloggers.

I'd stay with the theme of my blog, not jump all over.

I'd increase my reading of other blogs.

I'd post my blog titles on twitter, facebook and wherever else I might find readers.

For me--If I started blogging today, I would not change a great deal. On the whole, I'm pretty satisfied with my blog. I've tried to do most of those things mentioned in italics above. I gathered as much information as my brain would hold before I took the bold step of setting up my blog and writing that first post. Right now, I have no idea what the subject of that first effort was. I've been blogging for about 3 years. I started out 7 days a week because I knew readers want new content on a regular basis. If it isn't there, they move on. After a few months, I cut back to Monday through Friday.

The one thing I would change is the name of my blog. I chose Writer Granny's World because it is pretty descriptive of me. But after awhile, I got to thinking that the name might turn off a lot of young writers. I considered changing it, but then I feared losing some of the Followers and readers already established. I am a writer granny, so I left it as is.  The sub-name--My Writing World With Tips and Encouragement For Writers--tells exactly what this blog is about. I like it as is and maybe younger readers will respond to that.

Like all bloggers, I hope to continue to increase my Followers and readers. The Blogathon Challenge this month has helped in that department.

Readers, what would you like to see change on this blog? Send me a wish list and I'll see what I can do.


  1. You are my blogging inspiration, so I am just following you!

  2. Nancy, your blog name is just fine. It sounds comfortable and cozy and to me, that's often exactly what I want.

  3. I think my "I would" statement would be something like "have quit while I was ahead." I think I'm on about year 7 at my current blog. I blogged for 3 years prior to that at a site that is now lost. Maintaining a theme as you do to your blog is an excellent way to maintain readership. At one point I made the decision to just maintain one blog to simplify my life. Good "scrapbook" type storage for my thoughts, but otherwise not good for maintaining readers beyond family and friends. But I guess that's okay too.