I am a personal blogger. I capture the fine nuances of daily life and blog about them on my blog. It has been two and a half years since I started blogging.
Let me share my journey and why I keep my blogging positive
Writing was the thing I had always wanted to do but the stories kept evading me. With parenting a toddler becoming a daunting task, I found my solace in blogging. There was no longer a dearth of stories. There were hilarious stories, sob stories, travel stories and chances for ranting and venting.
The first year saw me blogging in an isolated corner. There weren’t readers and I did not know how and where to go about finding other mommy and parenting bloggers.
I came across the Write Tribe community at the beginning of my second year which exposed me to a huge universe of bloggers and connected me with them. Reading a wide variety of blogs, staying connected and interacting with other bloggers helped me discover my own writing voice over the course of time.
This voice is of positivity. This voice comes from the desire that my posts leave me and the readers with a good, happy and hopeful feeling at the end.
Two Ways I Keep My Blogging Positive
1. No Ranting
Writing about aspects which are disturbing is a healing exercise and when we blog about our healing it also helps others.
Ranting is different.
At the start of my blogging journey, I ranted a lot on my blog but I realized it seldom helped me getting rid of the negativity. The words I keyed into the blog post would keep revolving in my mind just staying there doing no good causing me to rant more and more. In this process, the non-issues became bigger issues in my head and affected my effectiveness in every role of mine. On recognizing this pattern I resolved to deal with it and decided on a no ranting policy.
Now when I feel low and feel like writing about it, I choose instead to look at the silver lining around me and bring out a positive story. The discussion that happens later in the comment section of the post assures me of my contribution to the positivity in the universe.
It is a pleasure for me to state that I have successfully managed to keep my blog rant-free for the last 6 months.
2. No judging people and their actions
I am a mother and I happen to get judged a lot for what I do or for what I do not do. To say the least I do not like it and this holds true for other people also.
I believe if there is something good to talk about a person, let that person know directly first and if there is nothing good or a flaw or a misdeed which you cannot communicate to that person then there is no point discussing it with other people. The same applies to the blogging space.
The more we discuss or write about the faults and flaws of people, the more we question about the values of other people, the more we move away from positivity.
Do you believe in keeping blogging positive? How do you achieve that?