Blogging Insights — New Format # — Interesting Blog

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“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.”

Lee Odden.

Today’s quote is by Lee Odden, a marketing strategist, author, speaker and social media expert. What he has said here about blogging is true of any activity which involves interaction between people.

Conversation, letters and blogging , all are social interactions. The more interest you take in others, the more interesting your ideas and opinions become. Reading other blogs and taking part in conversations in the comments section is a surefire way of generating interest. Once you have your reader’s interest, the likes, comments and follows automatically follow.

My opinion?
As bloggers, we strive to keep our readers interested, and I am still humbled by the number of people who read and follow my blog. Thank you all.
But is it true that

“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.”

I follow a fair amount of blogs for a variety of reasons, and know they don’t  necessarily follow me. Then again I visit several blogs I don’t follow regularly but this doesn’t mean to say they are not interesting to me. IMO it all comes down to content, having something to contribute on the subject or common ground, and when I started I was attracted to bloggers with pets, those who wrote poetry, short stories, or humorous posts.

Posting comments got me noticed and gradually my community and blogging family grew. I do not kid myself that the majority of followers showing on my blog actually read my stuff. If they did, my viewing figures would be thousands a day, but I have what I call ‘my regulars’, most of which I do follow, and some I consider personal friends.

I do a lot of prompts (you think?) be it photographs, word challenges or story starters,
so the part about ideas and opinions is definitely true. I so enjoy reading the different interpretations of a common picture or the use of a list of words in a poem or post is truly amazing as they are all based on different ideas and concepts.

“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.”

You could also say a blog is as good an introduction as any for people to meet and share ideas, even if it is in the virtual world of a blogging platform.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Blogging Insights — New Format # — Interesting Blog

  1. Sadje says:

    You’re absolutely right Di.

  2. Perfectly said! 🙂

  3. murisopsis says:

    You are exactly right – when people interact they become acquainted and that leads to the possibility of friendship!

  4. parikhit says:

    Rightly said. I have met some amazing bloggers who became my pen-pals 🙂

  5. Your last sentence is such a great definition of blogging.
    Well said.

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