A while ago at the start of the summer, I really wanted to kick blogging into high gear again. It’s something that I enjoy very much, regardless of the fact that my blog gets minimal views. I’m not afraid to admit that I’m not popular or anything and I don’t blog for the popularity. I blog for the fact that I simply enjoy blogging.
But I digress. When I was looking for new blogs to follow I came across Georgie and she had written a post called My Blogging Values. I thought it was a cute idea and since I’ve recently ‘relaunched’ I thought it be a great time to do this now!
For starters, blogging values are more along the lines of why you write what you do and your own personal rules for that. Seems pretty simple, but actually writing these out was slightly harder than I anticipated.
1. I will always be real.
When I say ‘be real’, I mean I am not going to sugar coat anything. If my depression is going through a rough patch, I’m not going to lie about it and say that I’m fine when I am probably not. It’s not real, it’s not authentic, and it’s not me. What’s the point in doing anything if you’re just going to lie about it? People won’t see a real you and they really won’t now you for who you are, and isn’t that sort of the point to all this?
2. I will always review honestly.
Not everything is perfect, though most things I review I do end up liking, if something sucks, then it sucks.People on the internet look to an honest second opinion for a lot of things. I see no point in lying about how I feel about something to the little readers I have. My opinion may not mater entirely, but at least if someone does read it they know they’ll be getting my full and honest opinion.
3. I will always be personal.
This is my personal space, it’s just tailored to other things as well. It’s my interests I blog about and post about, my stories, my life.I don’t want to get so reviewy and nerdy that I don’t feel like I can’t post about my personal stories every once and a while. If that happens I might as well just shut down. This is my space, keyword there is my.
4. I will always talk to commenters.
I don’t get a whole lot of comments, I’m not that popular, so I have to be nice to the ones that I do get. Not that I’m not nice – but I find it rude to not respond to your comments. These are the people who take the time out of their day to read your content – you should at least be nice enough to respond back to them.
5. I will always keep an open mind.
This goes for things that I may have never heard of usually don’t like. I am always open to suggestions in terms of things to post about and talk about. Some of these things I may have not liked or heard of, but in order to keep up with the honesty part of this, I will remember to keep an open mind when encountering new things and watching things I might not enjoy.
6. I will forever be nerdy.
Because being un-nerdy is boring as shit. If I ever grow out of being nerdy – which I don’t think I could ever do because this is not a phase – you might as well just push me out of a window. I don’t know what I would do with myself if I wasn’t into Marvel, Doctor Who, Supernatural and Star Wars. Literally. What would I do?
7. I will admit to my mistakes.
I’m not perfect. No one is. If I say something wrong or have incorrect information about a topic, I can admit to the fact that I was wrong. Nobody is perfect, we’re all bound to make mistakes at some point. I know that I make a ton of them.
That’s it for today’s post! If you had to many blogging values, what would yours consist of? Have you made some already? Let me know down below!