by Meli C

The art of blogging

I had some apprehensions when I first considered starting a blog. What will I write about? Do I have to have a theme? Will others find it interesting? I think everyone is a bit afraid of putting their thoughts out there and the idea that other people will find them stupid.

I knew my theme would revolve around things I find interesting and I know that travel and photography are two things that I feel very passionately about. Hence the natural direction this blog has taken. Looking back, all my entries have to do with trips I have taken, or experiences or highlights during those trips, oh and pretty pictures.

As I become more involved and interested in continuing to make my blog entertaining, as well as a creative outlet (in a way) for myself, I find myself reading other people’s blogs more frequently; and there is also a pattern there as to what I am drawn to. Interestingly, not travel blogs. On the contrary, I like to read about their daily lives, and I am especially drawn to pretty, colorful pictures and DIY (do it yourself) projects.

So what makes for a good blog? I am sure there are many generic class-room answers for this question. In my opinion: a genuine, candid story, great pictures and a sense of humor – no matter what the topic.


1 Hectorbusybee { 02.19.10 at 5:56 pm }

Hi Meli. That was a great post. I just recently started my first blog (only one entry though) and I was certainly feeling the same apprehensions. “You hit the nail right on the head” as they say. Thanks for your advice. I looking forward to reading more :)


2 Francisco Morales { 02.19.10 at 9:22 pm }

Woohoo! Added to my favorites already!

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