Write/Blog what you know – or not……….
There is a ton of fabulous writing and blogging advice out there. One of the most familiar refrains is “write what you know”. I call BS on that one. If you write fiction, you kinda sorta gotta write what you don’t know or it’s not really fiction. Hmmmm, right?
Another blogging mantra is “write what other people want to read”. That one frustrates the hell out of me. How are we supposed to know that, right?
The proverbial answer is to look at your stats and see what draws people to your blog. Then give them more of whatever that is.
Yikes. My most popular post ever is this one. It got nearly one thousand hits in one day. The key word that people used to find it was “writing”. Which would all be awesome if this post was anything more than an announcement of a writing contest being hosted somewhere else by someone else. Alas.
The post that consistently gets the most traffic on my blog is this one. It gets hundreds of hits every week and it is well over 3 years old.
Ask me if it’s about writing….
Or the tremendous individual growth I experienced while living in India…..
Or about parenting….
Or anything else that I really care about….
Or even a tiny little book review…..
Ahem. The answer to any of those would not be yes.
It is simply a post of pictures of flowers I took while traveling throughout India. Most of the plants weren’t even really unique to India.
This blog isn’t about flowers
or writing contests
hosted by someone else.
And, you really don’t want my gardening advice. I pinky swear it!
In fact, this is what my very own plant looks like right now. 😎
There are delish but there are lots of brown spots. So I am really, really sorry if you came here for gardening advice.
But if you came here for pictures of flowers, I have been taking some pictures recently. I hope you will enjoy these.
So those are some of the flowers that I have seen along the way. I hope you enjoyed them! 😉