Blogging is, in itself, a paradox. New blogs usually arise out of fun, the want to publish thoughts in a (sometimes) orderly manner. But as the blog grows and an audience made, pressure grows. Somewhere along the line, it ceases to become about you. No, let me take that back. It becomes more about you, but less about what you first wanted. It’s not about you sharing your thoughts with the world, no…It’s building that readership. Checking the stats. Spamming.
Scratch that last one.
In a sense, you get what you want and have an audience to share your thoughts with.
But are they the thoughts you wanted to share?
As Randy K. Milholland (don’t ask me who he is, I really don’t know–he’s just got sweet quotes) once said:
It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn’t match what you dreamed it would be.
And that, my not-so-dear readers, is what big time blogging is all about.