Writing, blogging and … marketing?
Until recently I never saw my blog as part of a marketing process. Shock Horror! I created a blog to express myself, because I love writing. Then my editor said, ‘Why aren’t you doing this and …’ Blah Blah Blah
I’ve always written posts because I wanted to, I’m very reactive and instinctive. I see something in the news and bang, I just have to add my piece. I love writing about everything and anything.
Which identity should you wear as a blogger?
Your own, of course. I stay true to myself and form my own opinions. Society likes to fit us into neat little boxes, I like to merge in between. I don’t belong to cliques.
So, I am a Mummy blogger, I do blog about parenting and my kids, some of the time. I react to news and events, especially those concerning women. I write about life as it twists over time, and of course, I am an author so I blog about writing, and books.
Is that wrong? Will I stop?
I also blog on Women on the Verge, where I feel free to express any views I like. I suppose I went through a phase where I felt restricted on my own blog as various people said maybe I shouldn’t be so outspoken, that I should see my blog as a way to market myself. Two words I struggle with. Yes, I know… I know…
That’s not me, so I went quiet for a bit. I’m crazy busy as it is, so I do tend to have seemingly quiet moments. I also have my private moments, when I need to retreat for a while.
So, I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings. Lovely to read your comments, thank you for your time.
Why have a blog if we cannot express ourselves?
This post was inspired by reading Kirsten Lamb’s post:
PS I’m not a Madonna fan, just one of these crazy people who has a song bursting in their heads in response to anything.