My first post as a guest blogger on “Lorelle on WordPress” has drawn far more attention than I thought it would. One could even say that it has invoked a lot of responses from people both in comments and in my mailbox. That’s more than I normally would experience coming from a single post.
In a way, I’m glad that there are people out there that have not forgotten the art of personal blogging, let alone agree that personal blogs can be as interesting to read as some niche driven blogs are as fascinating as watching paint dry. On the other hand, having Lorelle herself tell me that I’ve started with a bang here lays the foundation on the fear that I can’t outdo myself in the long run.
It’s one thing to write something that you believe in. It’s another to write something just as well without forcing yourself too hard. I’ve never really had this much appreciation for things that I’ve written before, it’s not hard to see why I feel pressured by it. But to be looked on as the ambassador for personal blogging. That is very scary. Not to mention exciting enough that I can’t stop grinning.
I suppose it can’t be helped. If people think I’m good enough to read, then I should return the favour and write them something good. I don’t claim to be the best and if anything, there is still plenty for me to learn. So despite the pressure of giving something good, I think I should forget about outdoing myself and just work on keep up what I have planned on blogging as a guest blogger. I’ve always wanted people to know that personal blogs still exist and we can throw some weight around. Now I have the chance to do just that and I’m glad people are listening.
So if you’re on and about and reading this, for the next two months Lorelle on WordPress will be celebrating its 2 year anniversary in conjunction with WordPress.com’s second birthday. For that, Lorelle’s got guest bloggers lined up to blog about blogging and WordPress tips for the next two months. I’m honoured to be one of them.
So look out for me there and check out what everyone else has got to write.