On Blogging.

On Blogging.

I’ve been trying to publicise¬†my blog a lot more, ever since I’ve moved to this self-hosted place and there’s something I’ve noticed that I did not notice¬†as much before..?¬†And let me say in advance, I don’t mean to offend anybody. I’m just trying to collect my thoughts based on an observation.

i promise.So it’s these ‘boxes’¬†that most blogs fall into. Ya know the typical trend where numerous gals blog¬†on makeup/lifestyle and the dudes post stuff related to¬†tech news and similar. Now, obviously, I’m totally OKAY with that, in fact these people are writing stuff¬†they’re passionate about and I, not only completely support their efforts, but I think it’s great that they’ve the courage and determination¬†to¬†do so.

It’s just that when you’re not doing what a large portion of the public seems to be doing and is interested in, you feel kinda left out ya know? Which¬†is absurd, I agree. But I don’t know¬†why I still feel like I’m not catering to what the people want to be reading and perhaps, that does sound like a good thing..certainly falls¬†under the timeless advice of ‘be unique’. Yet, I think you end up feeling awfully alone and unsure of yourself. I don’t want to be writing on the mainstream topics just for the sake of it,¬†nor do I want to be dishonest to myself and play pretend to find the community/readership/friends.

To be honest, another aspect of this is when you search of ways to gain a larger audience, there are¬†so many online guides telling you directly/indirectly to write cookie-cutter articles like¬†“top 50 things¬†you might not even care about but will still click to read because we have got¬†the real marketing skillz”. Come on, I can’t be the only one who notices this, right? right?!¬†

for real..?

Nonetheless,¬†I know for a fact¬†that my content, too,¬†is anything but unique. Of course,¬†we’re all inspired by one thing or another and there will always be similarities overshadowed by the capability¬†that¬†creativity holds, wherein¬†each¬†person’s perspective¬†is a key to a combination¬†of their self and their work, which can never,¬†truly,¬†be replicated. So for anyone who’s¬†felt what I’m feeling, I just want to reiterate the importance of staying true to yourself. No matter¬†if you feel like you’re in a box with 2, 902 or 539402 other people¬†(side note: staying confined to only that box is your personal decision but a trip outside comfort zone can be super nice):

honesty does go a long way.

(& remember: if put your soul in your work then much like the boy who lived, the world will find you)

teehee.

-Rizwana

5 Comments

  • Kate

    July 18, 2016 at 2:15 am Reply

    ‚Äútop 50 things you might not even care about but will still click to read because we have got the real marketing skillz‚ÄĚ Hahaha I admit to being a victim of this so many times ?

  • jessierubina

    July 22, 2016 at 6:04 am Reply

    So I found you. And I have similar thoughts to you. I also just moved to a self hosted site but I don’t fall into the mainstream. I gotta be true to me though. So I write my truth. I trust that it will reach the ones it is supposed to, if it is supposed to. I really like your blog. Glad I found you.

    • tinkererofwords

      July 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm Reply

      ūüėÄ hi, nice to meet you! Thank you so much for that awesome feedback. It’s so nice to find relatable people. I seriously hope you keep writing that truth, the world needs honest people no? ? Glad I found you, too! ‚ėļÔłŹ

  • T.Khan

    September 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

    No you are definitely not the only one, I get this feeling every single day. Kudos!

    • tinkererofwords

      September 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm Reply

      :’) WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGEEETHER! (tell me you didnt sing that in your head?! ?)

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