Blogging Tips- Build Your Community Around You

Writing ToolsIf you want to understand me than you need to know that Casablanca is my favorite movie and that I sometimes get choked up watching certain scenes from The Natural. Sometimes a dog is your best friend and you miss them forever. I don’t always believe in happy endings and I sometimes like to write stories about people and places that might or might not have ever been.

I am someone who likes to wander amongst the people to see what lies just beyond the bend. There are communities out there that I dip my toes into because they offer posts and connections that resonate with me. I have learned many things from blogging. Sometimes I like to share my thoughts about why your blog sucks and why blogging is overrated. I am sentimental and like reading old posts that remind me of where I once was.

Every week I bless my children.  I often write about parenting and what I think of it. I wrote about being Smarter than A Rabbi.

Some of these posts contain more truth than people realize and some virtually none. I probably won’t tell you which is which. I like blurring the lines. The world isn’t black and white.

I am a Taurus. Sometimes I am the quiet bull who likes to sit in the sun but I haven’t a problem with lowering my horns and stomping all over those who I think deserve it. I am an active participant in my own life but I live and die a thousand lives inside my head.

This post can’t possibly tell you who I am and if it did I would be sad for I want to be more complex than that. But perhaps it can provide insight and understanding. I build my community around me. You aren’t obligated to read or comment. I am sometimes surprised that people enjoy my posts but I am more surprised by those who complain about them.  Sometimes I can be adversarial and argumentative but I try not to be. I build my community around me.

I will write whether people read, complain or comment. Some will complain that I am too prolific and others will be happy because there is new material. I build my community around me.

This is one of my favorite quotes. “No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I build my community around me and I would love for you to join it.

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