Its funny.. just after I started writing this post Maxabella posted one about how true blogging used to be described as raw and that for all people that could be a very different thing.
You see this week I have been drink dispenser that has had the valve released and I haven't been able to stop pouring words into posts that I then delete as they are "too raw" something I would call an "overshare". I almost felt this was nearly and overshare but after chatting with a close friend she said "Really it is up to you, it is your blog and you can do and say what you want"
It got me thinking. What do you expect to see on a blog? What do you want to see on a blog?
Essentially it is up to the owner and what they share vs what people want them to share is only driven by whether they are blogging for their own pleasure or for the praise of others and to possibly build it into a business they can make money from.
Mine is the former but I never expected it to be. I started the blog way before my website so I could share my style, connect with the style of creators I hoped would be part of DTLL and understand more about a world I had been told was fabulous for business.
I did all that and shared my feelings along the way along with me and my life. I have shared the shit times and the good because although DTLL is going great guns I can't pretend it has not been hard work or has not taken its toll on my lifestyle. That would be lying.
I handed it over for a few months to make it more about business but in the end that felt wrong for both Amelia writing it and myself.
So I am back and it will be personal, it will be my life, my thoughts and the things I love. As my girlfriend said it is your therapy and you know what, it is and I both need it and love it. It happens to be the style of blog I like to read. One that owns the words they write even if harsh bit true and one that displays bits of their life, their style and all that comes with it.
But I am still curious.. what do YOU think a blog should be?