One topic that I’m very uncomfortable of writing is about tips and tricks. If you’re just gonna ask me personally like in twitter or email, I’ll answer you because it’s very specific. But to give some sort of guideline and act like an expert is an overwhelming task that I’s rather not do.
Even though I’m a long time blogger already (8 years here + some years in livejournal, then some more other years in some places) I feel like I still don’t have enough courage to speak about things that might influence people, especially bloggers like myself. OK, maybe in some ways I might put a little input in my posts, a passive way to share tips (e.g. scheduling for most parts). But I’m thinking something grander, something really…valuable? You see, for some few months, I ended up signing blog subscription because I want the stock photo freebies (this homie loves some freebies ). And these blogs often send out emails like guides, or courses, and the likes that will make their/our blog “grow”— and by growth they mean subscribers and earnings—and that’s the lowest level in my motivational pyramid (though not gonna lie the“earning” is sound appealing). I talked about blogging in solitude right? And how numbers don’t affect me so if this what giving tips and tricks is about then I’m not the right person to speak about it because 1 I have no experience in such 2 I personally don’t find the appeal.
Giving tips is not bad, OF COURSE NOT; I’m not painting it in a bad way. Tips are highly welcomed. I even made one before! but I feel like my expertise in blogging isn’t that you know…expert-y level? Like something can benefits others! If I have to sincerely share something I will. But after scratching my head the only thing I always love to do was recommendations! I love rec-ing fave reads of mine, so that’s the only thing I’m unabashedly love to share. Is this sound strange? I guess it is. Or not needed to pretty brutal about it. It sounds self-deprecating but I’m just being honest. But hey, it works for me.
And it boils down to what my goal is. My goal is an outlet for my hobby which is reading and blogging; also an avenue to talk about my thoughts on things. I only wanted something simple and I want to share that, and that’s the only form of tips I can give, I guess: be passionate about what you posts! If my posts which about my experiences holds value to you—yes, you my dearest reader then I guess that’s it. It’s an additional benefit but not exactly my main purpose.
My blog is…I don’t know, not educational I guess. In fact, I don’t know how to describe my blog or what its purpose outside from what I mold it to be. I supposed it’s too self-serving, and I hope that isn’t bad…