In a bizarre type of way, a blog can be thought of as a living and breathing entity.
Now, we all realize and understand or at least we should that a blog is simply a bunch of computer bytes and stuff(that is a far as my computer and programming knowledge goes) and not a living creature like a chipmunk running around on your back deck searching desperately for peanuts or other snacks.
Nevertheless, most bloggers would agree that their own blogs are a “living thing” containing a “heart and soul.” And as with all living things, they can and do grow and change as time marches along.
As always, Dr. Tanya gives a bit of insight into the topic.
Your blog is never static. It is a living and breathing organism that continues to grow as you grow as a blogger. Sometimes this growth takes unexpected directions and you end up with something very different from what you had envisioned.
Credit for today’s question goes to Di of Pensitivity
Has your blog turned out more or less as you expected or totally different?
I would say most emphatically yes, it has turned out for the most part totally different from when I started back in 2016.
The genesis for starting the blog, was to record and highlight the many outdoor adventures that Lynn and I had undertaken or would do in the future. As such, my thought and expectations were the blog would be a vehicle to help encourage others to get out, enjoy and experience the great outdoors.
Since that point, things have changed or evolved greatly, but all in a good way. Much like in the same way I’ve changed, been challenged and evolved over the same time period.
The addition of the “Thoughts From The Wilderness”; “Short and Sweet” and “Thoughts From The Wilderness – Poetry” are all wonderful elements that have tackled and delved into a wide range of topics and issues.
Our blogs certainly have the potential to change and evolve as we the writers change and evolve over time. And honestly, that is not a bad thing. In fact, it may be the ingredient that keeps our blogs a true reflection of us as people.
Much of our growth as a person comes from challenges along with new and exciting experiences that we face throughout our lives. Often that growth and evolution as a person can get channelled from our depths of our soul; through our fingers and into our blogs.
How can that be a bad thing?
Once again, a big shoutout and thanks to Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) for her neverending work on this “Blogging Insights Series” and specifically looking at how our blogs have changed, evolved(or not) from the first time we hit “publish”.
— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —