What am I doing here?
The reason I started this blog-thang almost 9 years ago was because I liked putting my thoughts out there and seeing what conversations I could start. It could also be read as me being a glorified attention whore. Mostly, it was a safe way for me to meet and interact with strangers without the awkwardness that comes with first meetings.
I was much more revealing with my person during the early stages of my blogging. I’d post lots of photos of myself, talk about work or school, things I worried about, my family, and anything that floated through my mind. It was a journal that garnered me public feedback.
That’s changed over the years. I post about myself less and less, and have shifted away from frank revelations about feelings and the like. That’s fitting in a lot of ways, but I struggle with what my purpose for blogging is anymore.
As a writer, you’re required to have a niche of some kind. I’m an erotica/romantic erotica writer. That’s my label, my genre of choice, but what’s my niche as a blogger?
People come to Cara Thereon’s blog to gain what kind of insight? I’m not sure…
If I can’t do the things I did before because of backlash, what can I do that is attractive to people? Figuring out not my marketability, but my likability is hard. I write, so naturally I post my unpolished pieces to give you some idea what I’m capable of. My brain is brimming with stories, but not all are worth sharing. I can’t help asking myself if that’s the best use of this space?
I may need to go back to some kind of schedule. I’ve considered posting a piece where I ask for critique, going back to posting a book review a week, and sharing the stories I like the best of my writing.
Bottom line is I need to figure out exactly what I’m offering and give that.
What’s your blogging purpose?
I’ll post a story in a bit.