Exactly one year and a month ago I posted my first blogpost. It was an introduction to my life.
I picked up a name for my blog that spoke to my heart and went on to post stuff that also spoke to my heart.
My intention was not to create a blog that would be a money making machine, like so many aspiring new bloggers do. First off,because in order for someone to create a business that would bring in money ,you'd have to invest lots and lots of time,energy and even money to it ,which I was not willing to do,not really. I should know about it. I have created from scratch an offline business myself. No,that was not my vision for my new-found blog.
I just wanted a medium through which to express my creativity, have fun and share it all with other people from all over the world.
All those wonderful people that commented and appreciated my posts warm my heart and keep me going! Thank you guys,you rock!
Now there is one thing that remains unclear ,even to me.
What is this blog really about?
At first,I thought it was all about inspiration and uplifting stuff. I have read all those articles about how if your blogposts are not consistently about one topic,you are seen as amateurish,shallow,uninteresting,a scatterbrain. I mean,you've got to keep within a general frameline,you can't just about posdt about anything? How unprofessional is that? Your readers are reading you because they expect you to stay on topic,to serve them one more generous helping of whatever it is that you are good at 'cooking',right?
Wrong,wrong,wrong. And Boring,dead dead Boring.
What makes a blog interesting is not the amazing,ingenious stuff the blogger posts per se.
Maybe that was in the past. But not any more.
My friend,there is nothing new under the sun,especially when it comes to blogging. What is considered new upon writing it is old news already before you even finish your last sentence. So what does any blogger have to offer that I can't find on, say,Wikipedia, or Youtube? Now,don't get me wrong, I love reading interesting stuff online as much as the next person. But hey,what makes them interesting is not the fact that they are original or exceptional or whatever.
What makes them interesting is how this particular blogger presents his topic by adding his/her own personal flavor to it .
It's all about the personal element.
ANY KIND OF BLOG= MOSTLY ABOUT THE PERSON THAT WRITES THE BLOG.
You are a fashion blogger? I am interested in your personal interpretation of fashion.If you are just talking about fashion in general,you are boring and drab.
You write inspirational stuff? I wonna know in what particular ways you integrade the stuff you write about in your life. I am inspired by your life,not your platitudes.
You are an interior designing blogger? Show me how you make the most of your teachings in your space.
Cooking blogger? I wonna know what you have for dinner at any day,how you serve it and if you are so kind,who you eat it with,please.
You are a sex blogger? Show me -or at least tell me about it!- some action in your life!
The list can go on forever, The point is,I might search on line for a particular topic I am interested in at any given moment and I might visit an 'expert's page to find the information or the tools I need. But that's a one night stand,so to speak. I won't be going back to them unless there is the personal element that can keep me hooked and interested and almost make me go back to their page again and again.
If you are a private person and you hate this shit,blogging is not for you.
So here's the thing: A blog is never about a topic as much as it is about the blogger himmself/herself,
Having figured that out,I decided that since my life is multi-faceted and full of a myriad of things that I love and enjoy,my blog would have to reflect my multi-faceted character.
I love attracting new customers as much as I love chocolate recipes. I am into retro fashion but I will also fight passionately anything that remotely smacks of new world order shit. The global warming scam piques my interest as much as the latest law of attraction fad. Enlightened sex is my thing as much as ancient Greek writers and mystical experiences. Got my point? I am interested in so many things that it would be a shame to confine myself in just one! In fact,the very idea makes yawn.
Life is full of colours,why should I stick to just one? OK, ity's my favorite colour,I might use it more often in my paintings,but exclude all others? Nah,not me!
Life is about combinations and variety. And so is my blog.
In blogging and life variety is the game.
So I changed the name of my blog to my name.
Eirini Haritou. Which means Peace Of The Graceful One in my language. And is pronounced:
iːrˈeːneː (e as in peace and the stress in second syllable) hah-' rhi - tou (stress in second syllable again).
I have written just about everything in this blog.From stuff about astral projection,parallel universes,to weight loss,being sexy,being spiritual and sexy,thinks I've never done in my life,things I've done in my life,why I love being in business,why I hate being in business,how my life is a mess,love stories, my own love story,how I am a bad ass,how to give in order to receive,appreciation of the female,appreciation of the male,how to practice truth,my outlook on God,what I'd tell my daughter if I had one and practically everything you could think of.(And no,I won't be providing links for those posts this time,go on and search for them yourselfin my bog,you lazy ass!)
Yes,my blog is a pot pourri of all things under the sun. So is my life. So is yours.
So let's celebrate!
HERE'S TO LIFE!
Love you all