From time to time, meta-blog.
We all at times ask ourselves why we blog (to document a crisis, to seek approval, to gather knowledges, to get love?). “It’s what I do that teaches me what I’m looking for”, says Pierre Soulages (painter).
Reasons we blog. How we get motivation to blog. And what’s the subject of the blog… all are good questionings.
It’s simple when you have a good simple subject, right? Food, fashion, traveling, poetry. You’d better be good not to be lost in the ocean of the same-subject-blogs.
Then you have the combination-of-subjects blogs : Veggie in Dakota, anorexic bipolars, Turkish poems of the 13th Century, traveling Asia with my cat, photos of cars under the rain, etc… Document your passion or your crisis, and you’ll have interesting followers.
My blog has no subject, really. I gather ideas like seashells. I like to share and I work a lot. When I find, I’m happy, I keep, I write, I make it short, in a nut. I want people to read it fast.
My blog has no subject, BUT I hope that you, my readers, little by little, in my collection of “tools”, will find a few patterns to help them, something to use.
- “Things have many faces”.
- “Subtlety is better than false simplicity”.
- “Disillusions are part of the game”.
- “Rules are mostly movable/beware of mindsets”.
- “It’s funny/useful to compare or weave separated things”.
- “Art is a great buoy”.
- “Watch in the now/around you/the propensity of things”.
- “Finding structures as intelligence”.
- “You can quit the surface of new things”.
- “No one is a prince in every Kingdom”.
- “Keep aspects hidden/Be a Waldgänger”.
- “Consider other ways to change/Know how to wait”.
- “We need to be disturbed/There are many ways to deal with problems”.
- “Stay a dilettant/Slide and don’t bear down”…
Finder, keeper, sharer. I suppose all this draws a subject for my toolbox, a skeleton at least?…
What about your blog? Do you have a simple subject? Is it about a crisis or a passion? What do you seek? Do you blog for you or for your followers? If “for yourself”, how do you take care about your audience? Is there something you build under, a way of life, a vision, a pack of tools? Do you blog to try to change something, or just to offer a few seeds?
Thanks for reading!