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Monday, February 10, 2014

What do you think?

I must confess, I am probably far too honest in my blog posts a lot of the time. It doesn't really bother me that much because sitting behind this computer screen of mine I can pretend that nobody actually reads my blog. Its kind of like writing in an electronic diary. I get my thoughts out of my head and don't really think about who is going to read them. The only problem with that is that being a personal blog my posts usually involve experiences in my life and people in my life. Sometimes those people read my blog.

I don't really know how many of my friends and family actually read my blog. I know my mum has said that she very rarely reads it because my posts usually make her cry (not necessarily because they make her upset) and she can't handle how emotional they make her. I suppose in a way that's a good thing? To get an emotional response from people means what you have written has touched them in some way. That is one of my motivations to share my story. I hope to let others know they are not alone, and maybe in some small way inspire people with my journey. I hope that I am achieving this.

Recently I added my photo challenge 52 weeks of memories to the blog as well. This was to give me a creative outlet for my love of photography, but also to build a sense of community around the blog. Actually moreso to add another dimension to the community around the blog. I already have a great interactive community on Facebook (thanks for being a part of it) and this way I can also incorporate Instagram a little more.

I hope you all find my posts engaging and enjoyable. I know sometimes I write the emotionally heavy stuff, but rest assured the blog is also peppered with fun and humorous posts too. Possibly an acquired sense of humour, but if you are here reading this then you must love it! I have been working really hard since November last year to grow my blog (in the probably misguided hope that I will one day make money from it so I can stay home with bubs).

So, I would love to know what you all think? 

Do you like my posts?
Do you prefer the emotional ones over the fun stuff or vice versa?
Why do you come to read my blog?

Ok I think that's enough questions. I also want to say a HUGE THANKYOU to all of you for reading my blog and engaging with me on Facebook. You guys are the best!

Toni xx

*As a token of my appreciation I am running a huge giveaway to celebrate my bloggerversary and you could win one of 27 awesome prizes. I get nothing from the giveaway, it's all for you guys. You can enter here.

Linking up with Kirsty for I Must Confess.

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  1. The 52 weeks of Memories sounds like a great idea. I'm hopeless with photography so I rarely have photos on my blog. I must confess I haven't read a lot of your blog but it sounds like you have a good balance of different posts and are doing something you love which is the main thing.

  2. Love the 52 weeks of Memories. I'm on a bit of an instagram challenge myself at the moment but very much tongue in cheek.

  3. The deep-and-meaningful versus light-and-humorous is something I struggle with too. I am a chronic oversharer since wayback so blogging is the ultimate outlet for that. I find people seem to respond more to the really honest, emotional posts than the lighter ones, I guess there's always something someone can relate to.
    I'm really enjoying the 52 Weeks of Memories too :)

  4. I love the 52 weeks of memories idea. I think I'll have to keep coming in every couple of weeks with a make-up post but I'm still keen to take part. I appreciate honesty and genuineness in a blog so keep being you and writing the posts that matter to you - good luck!

  5. I'm a bit like you and it doesn't bother me being honest in my blog posts. Although I know that it bothers others and so I have had to dial it back a bit. I enjoy reading posts that are real, that are written from someones heart. Sometimes that means they are serious, other times they are funny, I just like getting a glimpse of the person behind the computer screen.

  6. I've always enjoyed reading real life posts and people's personal experiences, so I've not got a problem with people doing the heavy stuff if they want to. Once you press publish, it's gone and you can't take nothing back, so as long as people are OK with that and any consequences, then I say, keep writing. I also like the fun stuff too and a blog that does both is a bonus.

    You mentioned about your blog anniversary, when is it? And Happy Blogoversary in advance too. You're doing well Toni :)

  7. I have only read a few of your recent posts too but I think that you obviously have a writing gift if you can make people cry!! I will have to check in for your instagram memories FB has increased since sharing my instagram photoaday on FB...which is always a good thing xx

  8. I think I have only found your blog recently, but I'm glad I did! I just followed you on Instagram too :-)