Le sigh: on blogging
Everything is Le Sigh.
Work is work, the weather is the weather, and sleep is disrupted or not enough. Running has become Le Running; it’s normal to feel depressed after a (marathon) achievement, but I’m feeling lethargic and my resistance is steep.
I have been getting inspirational running quotes through one of the feeds on my Facebook page.
“What defines me as a blogger is that I sit down at my computer and start to type. Later I will hit publish and I am a blogger.” Somehow this doesn’t have the same ring or sense of satisfaction to it as just going out and slogging through miles without an audience.
All of Le Life is bloggable. But as bloggers we are on the lookout for inspirational material, followers, and high stats. I have one post that consistently brings me half my audience per day. It is encouraging to see the high numbers, but also depressing. Am I a one-hit blogger?
I want to look beyond my one-hit subject; I need blogspiration. With my chai latte in hand, today I had Le Day. Walking to work I looked both ways before I jay-walked across the street. Sprinting to avoid being hit by a bus, I leaped onto the curb landing in a fresh pile of dog doo. This stupid Autumn season; the leaves hide the dog doo and all brown muck looks the same. I should know better than to even try to step near anything brown, but my sights were on the bus I was playing chicken with.
I stopped to try address the fresh muck on my shoe. As I lifted up my foot I also lost my balance and the infected foot brushed against my opposite pant leg. Hurrah. Now the poo is almost off my shoe, but smeared in layers along my pant leg. Thankfully (let’s look at the bright side) I wore black pants today. I am dirty and I stink. And I’m going to work like this.
I can still smell the smell on me, hours later.
So blogging is about recounting your day, or an event, or commenting on what you feel. I think it’s more than just sharing information or being funny. It’s about interacting with an audience of readers as well.
I am learning more and more that to gain a following you must be a follower. You need to comment and interact with others. Read what they write and be a part of their world.
Some blogs it’s the comments that really make the post. If I can’t be a part of a comment share-down, it won’t entice them to read MY blog.
I comment. I leave Le Comment. And I still smell, but not so much if you don’t stand close to me.
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I added the tag “coffee” to this post because it seems like this is how everyone finds me. So now that you’re here, have your own coffee and leave me alone! No, I’m kidding. Leave me Le Comment!