Maybe this is a question I should have asked long ago. But to ask it, you first have to think of it. Browsing in WordPress Discover I found lots of articles dedicated to improving your blog. The suggestion that your focus be more on the reader than on yourself was one that made me think. I tend to think of myself as someone who likes the sound of her own voice, and this is certainly true of my blog. My scribbles are mostly anecdotal and in diary form, and they help to keep my travels alive for me. They are my ‘unique voice’. But is that enough?
Is this really what the readership wants? Is it too much of me, and not enough about them and what they want to read about? It’s quiet around the blogs at the moment, and I start to wonder if I’ve become boring. Have I assumed that my style of writing will carry me through, when people are hoping for more facts/more fantasy/more information? Do I give enough?
I look at the bloggers I admire and it’s true that many of them have a more factual basis to their blog. I can protest that I’m an individual and that this is my space, but is that sufficient for you? I am sometimes approached to work with marketing companies. Would this result in a loss of identity, or might it benefit the reader? Am I right to stick to doing things my way?
So, what do you think? Now is a good time to ask, because I’m not sure that this blog will continue after I move to Tavira. Most certainly there will be changes to be made, but I would like to take you along with me.