Over the last few days I’ve been pondering about this blog and how I can make it better. You know while pulling the duvet over my head rather than getting up. Or surfing the internet. Or just staring into space. It helps me feel I’m doing something constructive at those times.
Somehow, between the bouts of procrastination, I’ve also done a bit of writing. This has now become my earlier post, a rather lengthy telling of my visit (accompanied by my mother) to a regional Exchange Day. I started writing the story I wanted to tell and … well telling the story took a while. I guess looking back through my posts one might draw the conclusion that brevity is not one of my strengths.
So back to my ponderings; as a relatively new blogger I’d be interested to know: is brevity essential? Or do you prefer a good read that tells a proper story? Are you interested in knowing feelings and thoughts and impressions? Or do you just like to know what happened? Is a bit of humour handy or irritating?
I’d also be interested to know whether those of you who read this blog like the fact I’ve kept it fairly (though not entirely) focused on adoption and my adoption journey? Would it be good to explore other things as well, adoption-related or indeed entirely unrelated? Should I muse widely or narrowly in my posts – or just stick to talking about my experiences going through the adoption process? Should I – scary stuff – explore how things like “categories” work to help people find posts relevant for them?
Or perhaps I should stop scrutinising my own blogging navel and just get on with it! Do you *like* this kind of interrogative post or is it just annoying? Will you ignore it entirely … or will I suddenly be on the receiving end of more advice and comment than ever before?
Or will the fact it is (relatively!) short prove to be the deciding factor in whether it is liked or commented on, thus proving that brevity does matter most after all?