Someone once told me: “I don’t have a blog because I’m not a show off”.
Quite a statement….so by default if you blog you’re a definitive show off.
Could this be a blogger hater? 🧐
Not sure she really understood what blogging was tbh. I know some people think it’s just posting things on social media in vain – they’re so off track.
Showing off? Maybe for some people – depends on your motivation, surely, as with all things!
Why do people blog – well lots of reasons, there is no ‘one’ reason for a start.
Sharing your own experiences can be a lovely way of re-living them and connecting with other interested readers in the process, exchanging thoughts and opinions on a shared topic of interest and potentially helping or inspiring another reader. That’s not showing off.
I’m often inspired, amused, informed and entertained by other people’s blogs (and on rare occasions, even my own 😝). I’ve learned a lot from the tips and insights bloggers share about all manner of things…and life!
If a blog is full of nothing but selfies and no other point or content, perhaps you could be forgiven for labelling it as mere self promotion and not much else, but honestly, how often do you come across blogs like that. They’re certainly not the rule.
I actually think it’s quite hard to show off on a blog (or any other platform) these days because so many people are posting similar things – the same travel destinations, the same fashion styles, the same popular talking points/topics, books, photographs….you name it. The nice thing is that there’s a lot to explore, and enough for most of us to find bloggers we enjoy reading and interacting with.
Sharing doesn’t necessarily equate with showing off – especially in this day and age where sharing online has become as much the norm as a quick gossip in the office kitchen.
Anyway, we shall blog on, regardless.
😊 Have a great week