I see a trend in blog posts through the feed starting with the words ‘I am sorry’. Sorry for not blogging more or not putting a post out there for a while.
Why be sorry? The beauty in blogging is that you can do it your way. It is one of those things in life you can do almost entirely on your own terms. Thinking of posting at 3am? Go for it, there will be a population that are actively looking to read at this time. Thinking of switching to a different topic? Your choice completely. In a world that expects so much of us, blogging is a great relief for me. Something I can do when I want, how often I want and on what topic I want.
Maybe the apology is for letting down readers. More often than not these apologies come from bloggers that have smaller communities and are just getting used to the whole blogging thing. If this is the case, don’t apologise, this is your work on your terms. If readers like what you do I am sure that they will appreciate new material regardless of the wait more than an apology. I am sure the more your blog begins to grow, the more commitment will be shown to the blog and there will be less need for an apology. If the dedication is there to provide material for the readers I am sure time gaps between posts will shorten and apologies will cease.
This was my early morning thought as I grab a coffee and open WordPress, it is 9.45am here in Sydney and already VERY hot. I started to blog to find a place where I could be free to say what I want, I can’t believe it has been four years since my first post. Time does fly.
My advice to any blogger starting today is, don’t apologise to a community you haven’t built yet… Do your own thing as we don’t get enough chances to do so in life!