5 Blogging Lessons from Mandi at Vintage Revivals
I enjoyed this post about blogging “lessons learned” from Mandi at Vintage Revivals.
My particular favorite was her item number four, which states:
We have all heard a million times to Be Yourself. So many times in fact that we don’t even hear it anymore. But guess what? As amazing as other people are and as much as we want to be like them…we can’t. So don’t even attempt it. Hands down my favorite compliment to get from a reader is when they say “You are EXACTLY like you are on your blog.”
There are a bazillion bloggers writing on any given subject. Sometimes when I’m trying to come up with ideas, I get bogged down in that sad thinking of, “That’s been done before!” Well, IT’S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE! Humanity is forever re-hashing the same ideas. So you listen to music on an MP3 player now or read books on a tablet — music and books have been around since before men strutted about in togas and straw flip-flops. Just because there’s nothing new for humanity doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be gained by our individual journeys of discovery, and our efforts to share our experience.
When I was debating whether to start a blog or not, my friend Kari pointed out that blogs may be done to death, but no one has ever written from my perspective before. As the little black fish Swimmy says in the children’s book by Leo Lionni, “Let’s go and swim and play and SEE things!”