You are my favourite.

by Elizabeth on August 1, 2012 · 5 comments

in Blogging

A couple of days ago I sat down to write a post about blogging that had been brewing in my mind for a while.  When the time came to put my thoughts into words I was surprised how easily my thoughts came together, and just how much I had to say!

I was a little bit nervous about publishing it.

I shouldn’t have been.  Since then my little post has had hundreds of views, and a bunch of comments from people who wanted to share their experiences with blogging, advertising and monetization.  My post prompted discussions on other blogs, on Facebook and Linkedin, and lots of people have shared it with their followers on Twitter.  I’m absolutely thrilled that so many people have contacted me about my post and I’m a little bit gobsmacked by the reaction.

It just goes to show that the people who read and write blogs are very passionate people.  So many of us are genuinely invested in our community and want it to be great.  In Sunday’s post I said that I felt that I didn’t really fit into the Aussie blogging community, and indirectly your comments have helped me to realise that I was wrong.

I just needed to widen my circle and listen.

Daniel Kjellsson made an excellent point in his comment about this being a relatively new market that will eventually settle down.  I think he’s dead right, and perhaps conversations like these are part of that process.  So let’s keep talking, okay?

 

Thank you to everybody who has joined in the discussion on Sunday’s post.  Thanks for tweeting about it, and for your emails too!  I’m seriously impressed that the tone of the conversation has been so positive and that everybody has had such constructive advice.  I’ve been loving all of the new faces that have come through here and discovering your awesome blogs.

Thanks for all your stories, and for caring about our community.  You are my favourite.

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vanessa August 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

no, you are *my* favorite! x

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Fiona August 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

nd mine!!!

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Melissa Walker Horn August 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm

It’s so great that the tone stayed so positive and constructive. It’s a reflection of you, I think. When a blogger is open and friendly and warm and lovely {like yourself} those troll types tend to shy away along with negative and angry commenters {not to say that trolls don’t happen to good people, but you knooooow what I mean!}.

I knew you were wrong. About the community. But you just can’t tell some people. 😛 

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Nikki Dedmond August 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi, I actually just found your

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Nikki Dedmond August 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hey, I just found your blog recently.  I actually haven’t blogged since middle school(?).  Yeah, can you imagine a middle schoolers blog, lol?  

Anyway, I actually found you because I started a blog on the 101 project.  Your tips were inspiring, and I linked back to you on my own inspiration page because of it.  –> http://nikkidee101.blogspot.com

Regarding the blogging post, while I am putting adsense on my page, I understand where you’re coming from.  I tend to skim over posts that promote a product Here in America, I actually think it’s illegal to get paid for promoting products unless you actually use them.  I could be wrong.

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