I had that sense of recognition…here was something which I had known all my life, only I didn’t know it…
Ralph Vaughan Williams
A blogger recently contacted me with the announcement, “I finally found my passion on my blog! Thank you!”
I wasn’t sure why I was specifically being thanked, but I love it when people finally find their blogging path. Have you?
Here are some tips to help you find your blog purpose and passion:
- You think about blogging on the subject constantly, at work, at play, in the night.
- The subject is usually first in your head when you wake up in the morning.
- You keep coming back to the subject matter on your blog.
- It’s the largest collection of posts in your post categories.
- You find yourself smiling when you hit the Publish button.
- You can’t stop talking about it.
- Your friends start calling you the Queen of ____________ (or king).
- Your friends are tired of you talking about it.
Whatever “it” is, it is a clue to your blog passion.
I asked the blogger how her blog had changed after she’d been blogging on the subject for a few months.
It was as if a weight was lifted. I couldn’t get to my blog fast enough. Ideas poured out of my head. Before, I couldn’t figure out what to write. It was a constant struggle. Now, it’s like I don’t have enough words. I know I don’t have enough time to write all I want to write. It’s so much fun, but it’s work – and it’s not work. It’s fun work. I really enjoy the whole process now. Even the things I hated doing before are easier and more fun.
And the comments! The response! It’s like I’ve found a new group of friends, people who like me and what to hear what I have to say. The comments I’m getting are great now. They are really responsive. Contributing to the conversation. Helping each other. Helping me! I feel like I’ve found a family not just a blog.
Have you experienced this?
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.