Blogging is a Lifestyle and not a job– Today we have “Bun” with us whose Humor posts never let anyone go back without a Smile.
He was born on one continent, raised on a second and now live on a third- Sound amazing,right. Check out his Humorous posts here- http://bunkaryudo.com
Find more about him in his voice words below:
An Email popped up in my inbox- “I’d be grateful if you could share a day in your life as a blogger.”
This perfectly reasonable request waited politely in my inbox. “Ahem,” it said, clearing its throat and trying to catch my eye as I rushed backwards and forwards, picking out the important-looking messages from each fresh truckload of emails.
The request waited and waited and waited. In fact, it sat there quietly for nearly two whole days before I even noticed it. Sadly, this is fairly typical of my communication practices since becoming a blogger.
You see, I am not and I never been a particularly organized person. I find blogging extraordinarily difficult. I’ve stuck with it for about a year and half now, which in the world of WordPress makes my blog middle-aged. You might think that I must have learned something during this time and become an authority on best practice. In fact, I generally have no idea what I’m doing.
Writing the posts is easy enough. I carry a notebook with me wherever I go, even to bed. It doesn’t matter where I find myself –a supermarket line, a meeting room or halfway across a busy street – if I have an idea, I stop whatever I’m doing, take out my pencil, and make a note. Those around me narrow their eyes and wonder which nation I’m secretly working for.
I wish the other aspects of blogging were as straightforward. Trying to build up a readership is something I find particularly tough and have more or less given up on. I spent the longest time trying to be a good blogging citizen, going out into the world to read the posts of followers and leave comments. “I can’t expect people to visit my site if I never visit theirs,” I reasoned.
Sadly, the results were rather like trying to fill a dry lake with a sieve. There was simply no way I could read the posts of more and more bloggers in addition to the posts of my existing followers. As fast as I acquired new readers, the old ones drained away through the holes.
Unsure what to do, I took the advice of various successful bloggers that I should try to build up a following on social media. I immediately joined Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and the like, only to discover I had absolutely no time to ever visit them. All social media ended up doing for me was allow me to be a completely clueless over a wider range of platforms.
Recently, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my blog is never likely to get much bigger, and may even shrink a little. Instead of rushing headlong into a brick wall like I have been doing for the past twelve months, I now put the bulk of my effort into writing the best posts of which I’m capable.
I do still read and comment on the posts of bloggers who are kind enough to read and comment on mine – it would be unspeakably rude not to – but other than that, I’ve given up trying to become Bun Karyudo: Blogging Legend.
These days, I’ll settle for Bun Karyudo: Blogging Footnote.
Click & Tweet! Blogging is not about perfection and showcasing a brighter side of life– Its what your heart spills out. Lets cheer Bun up and make him fall in love with this world again.
This is what Community is for. Right?
Another guest in the series “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BLOGGER”- Kerry’s day as a Blogger