bloggingthing. I started to document my
lifeonline when I was thirteen years old — ten years ago, when I created an Xanga account. When I was around sixteen years old I migrated to Live Journal with a bunch of my other Xanga folks. Finally, when I was 19-20 I created Blogger. I still have a private LJ account where I go to write more personal thoughts that I don't really feel comfortable letting Google index LOL.
Writing/typing my thoughts out has always been therapeutic to me... it's my way to express myself, vent, share things, rant, document random moments in my life, etc. I can't tell you how many times I've gone back TEN YEARS (yes, sadly my Xanga is still up LOL — I'd feel sad deleting it) and read posts from when I was in 8th grade, dealing with typical middle school/teenage things. Or posts from when I was pregnant with my daughter. Or just look back on posts to confirm certain dates of events, etc. I love being able to do that.
However in the past couple of years I've noticed
blogginghas turned into more of a business thing. There are people that make a living off of this stuff (which is AWESOME)! And sometimes I wonder, am I stuck in the old ways of utilizing a blog? A friend of mine wants to start a blog but was complaining about not knowing what to blog about, and trying to think of a theme and a way to brand herself. I have never thought about it in that way at all, I just... write. But that conversation is what really made me start thinking about how this whole blogosphere world works nowadays.
themearound here. However, I have noticed that my more popular posts are the DIY hair care/skin care type of posts. So I was wondering if I should just make a completely separate blog for that, or just keep things how they are...
My questions are: What do you prefer to read? Do you think a blog should have a
themeand stick to content related to that? I love both theme-blogs and personal ones, but that's just me. I'm wondering how others feel about this.