Jun 28, 2011
What happens when you disappear ... a bloggers demise
So, I blogged ... and I blogged and I blogged and I blogged ... and while doing so I wrote my novels. Then I thought, why not expand. I can blog here and there and over in that spot. So I made an author site, a spin off site, a here site a there site everywhere a site site. And then one day it happened, I had so many blogs I didn't know which one to concentrate on. I'd torn my tiny little bloul (blogger soul) into too many pieces ... little mini brorcruxes (blogger horcr.... ok I'll stop with the word meshing).
I knew at that point I had to concentrate on one and one alone. As my heart lies with psychology and mental illnesses (considering I'm bipolar and all, yippeeee), I focused on my Ask a Bipolar site. Amazing things happened. This past year has been incredible! So much so I'm attending my first national convention next week (Oh yeah, you totally just heard me squee!).
But here's the thing about that site, it's just not the same. It's a world different from my blogger days. The networking has disappeared in that I no longer network with fellow bloggers, I network with fellow bipolar sufferers. I'll assume you can see the difference between the two. Instead of learning from my blogger friends, I'm teaching others about something they know little about. Where as that is awesome, I miss blogger friends.
Alas, here I am, a little over a year later, and all that networking I did while I blogged here ever day, it's all disappeared. I no longer had/have time for the twittering, blog hopping/commenting, and constant contact with all my fellow writers. It's sad really.
NOW I am NOT complaining ... I am merely trying to send out a suggestion to all you bloggers out there. Stay with ONE site. Make it yours. Do many different things if you feel the need to, but keep it all in one. Because when you spread out, you spread yourself thin, then suddenly you can't keep up.
I'm in the process right now of trying to be a student, writer, website founder, friend, mother, wife and spectacular person. And sometimes one me is just not enough. But regardless, I miss you guys! If you can, stay in touch. If we don't stick together, we all might just fall apart!
Posted by Marybeth Smith