Shybiker, a fellow blogger (the one who has been my most-frequent commenter of late), did a post the other day about why people blog.
Some do it purely for profit. Let’s face it, it’s a great way to make money. Great as in it’s a job where you are your own boss, there’s very little cost involved, it’s fun, etc. Making money through blogging takes effort, but it can pay off.
Some, like me, do it just for fun. I like having a place to share my pictures, and dog stories, and travel highlights, and random stuff.
Does anyone care? I think so. But it’s hard to tell because not a lot of people comment. Sometimes that’s discouraging. Should people comment just for the sake of saying something? No. But if you read something or see a picture that makes you smile, leave a comment. Just click on the COMMENTS button in the upper right-hand corner and leave a quick reply. That’s how us bloggers know that we do actually have an audience, even if it’s a small one. Us bloggers call that “comment love.”
It’s not always easy to come up with stuff to blog about. But every now and then I stumble across stuff that I HAVE TO share. It’s not always about me either. Occasionally I stumble across pictures like THIS ONE that totally make me smile. There’s just something about that lady looking so happy. I think it’ll make others smile, too. So I hope you followed the link.
That’s one of the things I love about Flickr. I get to look at other people’s pictures. I tell folks all the time that I love looking at other people’s images, but I’m not sure they believe me.
I always say, “send me your vacation, baby, family, experimental, etc. pictures.” But few people do. I think they think I am just trying to be nice.
The way Flickr works, you sort of friend people that take pictures you like looking at. Like this one from a guy, Kuskaluna Steve, who lives in Alaska. That cat picture makes me smile, too.
Then there are all of the AMAZING bird photos Nikographer posts. I am in awe of this man.
I hope those links work for you…
Back to blogging. I think the reason I enjoy reading other people’s blogs is that you really get to see how other folks live. I’ve always liked people and have often wondered what it would be like to live in someone else’s shoes. Blogs are windows into other people’s lives.
Maybe you like what you see here, maybe you don’t. Perhaps you’re a repeat visitor. Maybe this is your first time. I’ll never know if you don’t comment. If you just don’t have anything to say, that’s cool, too. I’ll just keep doing what I’ve been doing and life will just keep rolling on…