It is understandable how a blog, which starts off as a bit of fun, or therapy even, can end up biting the hand that writes it.
This process probably begins when the realisation hits that hey, maybe you’re … you know, quite good at this blogging lark. Naturally, the next thought process to follow might be something like:
“Shouldn’t the blogging process be taken a little more seriously, then, rather than just spewing out random ramblings even if they are pleasurable to write? Not be so shy maybe about sending out the odd promotional notification that a new post has been published?”
And, hey, no-one has come back and told you to stop publishing the stuff, so it can’t be that bad. In fact, one of those talented Blogging Divas (incredibly) is saying that your posts are actually brilliant. That they are worth reading, liking, sharing – and, OMG!, they’ve added your blog to their blogroll and to a blogging list of ‘Bloggers Who Matter’.
Further legitimacy arrives when yet another handful of divas are telling another fistful of divas that you are the new diva on the block they should be following.
So, you are now ‘out there’ engaging, socialising, being wonderful and sought after. You may even be careless enough not only to be shortlisted, but to win a writing/blogging competition. (Pass the smelling salts, Mother.)
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