Hi. I know it’s the middle of the day and I should be in school but I’m sick 😦 Boo. I was meaning to post this, so here we are.
If you want to get more famous with a blog (like mine), is it more important to write about what you want or what the readers want? Hopefully, by writing this, both you and I will reach a decision.
On one side, it is more important to write about what the readers want. If you are writing about something only you (out of everyone in the world) care about, why would others want to read it? Most people only want a blog so they can get famous, so writing about relevant topics is the only way to achieve this. If it interests the readers, they will come back and read more, tell their friends, follow it etc. which means you will become more well-known. You should only write about things that would make people want to read your blog more.
But, on the other side, it is more important to write about what you want. If you are writing about something you don’t care about, it doesn’t come ‘from the heart’ (for cheesiness). As my friend wrote in her amazing RS essay:
“If you want to believe (or in this case, write about) something, you have to do it wholeheartedly, with love and respect and a sense of complete belief.”
It’s a pretty amazing sentence, right?
Anyway, so if you don’t care about something, it is quite… cold to write about it. It’s only for you to get viewers. Blogs are your own personal space to write about what you like and if it is your wish, get people to read it. But some blogs are not for views. If people come across it, then great, but if they aren’t interested in what you are writing about it won’t affect you. If you really believe in something you would do it, no matter what everyone else thinks. You should just write about what you like and see how it goes. Who cares about what’s in and relevant right now? If it matters to you, then go for it.
Overall, I think it is better to write about what you want to. But what do you think?
I am going to put a poll at the end of this post, if it works.
Your essayish blogger, Jaz