To blog or not to blog?
This is the (oh so hard) question!
Weeks and weeks passed from my last post.
No words written here since September 2015.
Oh, yes, I worked a lot (as a teacher and tourist guide). It meant less free time. But I want to be honest with you, as usual: some time ago my blog started to bother me.
No authentic comments by readers, but a lot of spam instead.
No more people who like my posts or decide to follow me.
Well, you know, nobody starts a blog to act a monologue.
So I've abandoned it with a strong sense of failure in me, although I miss this precious little space of self-expression.
I started to ask me what is wrong with this blog and why people ignore it.
I couldn't find an answer.
I was blind.
Then I started a new blog.
A professional one. It is a support for my new job (tourist guide in Sicily, Italy). It's here.
Since being a tourist guide is my dream job (I'm not happy to be a teacher) and I wanted to have a beautiful and successfull blog, I've spent a lot of time reading websites and blogs with posts about blogging, personal branding, social media strategy, SEO and all the things a blogger should know before opening his/her personal space.
So I've understood: MadameRenard blog is really an awful place.
Here is a list:
- not perfect english (this probably annoy readers)
- no idea about SEO's rules
- random contents about me, me and me... without interactions with other people
- no plans about what I want to communicate with people
- no idea about who my ideal readers are and what they would like to find here
- a very bad look, improvised in colours and graphic
And much more!
I've been so candid to think that I could simply write here and there, be honest and put some photos among the sentences to have audience.
Blogs don't work in this way. Now I know it!
And now? What to do?
I miss this place where I can share with the world my creative journey and I feel like I need to go on writing.
But I have to refresh everything here!
A lot of work is waiting for me in case I'll decide to use this blog again!
A lot of questions are knocking on my mind... who are my readers? what they like to read? what colours and fonts are the best for my contents? italian, english, bilingual? where can I have a new banner? new pages under the banner? go on here on blogger or start a new blog on wordpress?
What do you think?
Have you answers or advices for me?
Please, leave me a comment, don't let me alone.