This post marks my 200th post blogmark.
Reaching this blogmark has naturally got me thinking about blogging.
Firstly, even though I have been blogging for nearly three years, only a very few family and friends know I blog. I am happy for people I have never met to read about me, but not people I know. What does this say? Is this just me, or is this common?
Secondly, sometimes I wonder whether I should reveal more or less personal stuff in my blog posts. I find this a difficult line to draw. On one hand,the blogs that resonate most with me write openly and honestly about all sorts of issues. On the other hand, I am old enough to guard my privacy and that of my family (who didn't ask to be blogged about) tightly. Where do you draw the line? I'd be interested to read your thoughts.
Thirdly, checking out my stats, by far the most page views are generated by a single post I made in March 2009 on making strawberry guava jelly. Fortunately, world domination in blogging has never been a particular goal. For me blogging is a creative outlet (and it also acts as an on-line diary for me. It's amazing how often I refer back to my own posts for recipes and the like). The other pleasing part about blogging is the comments I receive from the blogging community: "regulars" such as Linda, Tracy, Libby and Emily as well and others from time to time. I write with you in mind, and love to read your comments, as well as check out your blogs, even though I don't always comment as much as I'd like. Thanks for your interest in my blog, it definitely keeps me motivated to continue when at times I've thought of stopping.
So, blogging? Why do you do it? I'd love to know.