I am an introvert.
And you know what? It’s one thing I’m rather proud of.
Liking my own company and being very happy to be on my own has been a real blessing in my life.
Having a very defined internal life is great for being able to retreat into when the world around me gets too much.
I almost feel sorry for all those ‘people persons’ that need constant external stimuli to define themselves…..but I don’t…..
However the downside of my personality type is if I can’t be on my own I get very unpleasant to be around…..and having my recuperating husband at home has been a challenge.
Because of my near constant ‘thinking’ state I decided to try and discover why I like blogging and what is it about a blog that makes it interesting?
One thing that is a huge deciding factor for me is the visuals – there are some things that regardless of how interesting, fascinating, revelatory a blog might be if it looks bad I can’t read it. Black or dark backgrounds, bad photos, no photos, advertising and my biggest bete noire music make it impossible for me to visit.
I’m not saying that these are bad things necessarily but they are things that I personally can’t get past.
And just so I can contradict myself I can come across a beautiful blog – the layout, fonts, photos only to discover it is dull as ditchwater.
So where am I going here? Well although I write for my own amusement I want my blog to be interesting, visually attractive and worthy of regular visitation but I feel it can only be those things to a reader who is similar to myself in personality or am I barking up a wrong tree?
I recently discovered a blog – it has everything I like – beautiful photos of very expertly made knitted and sewn items; nice pets and lovely home…..but what keeps me returning to this blog is trying to discover the writers motivation – what drives her to produce one beautiful thing after another – how she manages such output while running a busy household. That is what I find fascinating. I think….
If you are into personality types then you will be familiar with Myers- Briggs and as my own particular type is only represented by 6% of the population I am aware I will never become widely read but I am OK about that.I am not a people pleaser.
Nigel, has gone off to Wembley to watch American Football. So I have the day to myself. I have a lovely vegetarian lunch planned – a little play on my new sewing machine and with some vintage haberdashery….which is probably quite pathetic and sad on so many levels but for me it’s turning into a perfect Sunday.