Trying to refresh my blog

Spring in 2014

Trying to refresh this blog but I don’t think I’m succeeding. I still don’t know what this blog should really be about. I’ve tried to change the ‘About me‘ page but I don’t know what to write in it. I get no new ideas. Even tried to search for tips but nothing. That’s a problem, I can never decide. I know I prefer short introductions. No matter what I write, people still won’t know who I really am. I don’t like reading long posts and that goes with About me pages as well. I want to get to know people little by little. All I want to know is their name and what kind of things they write in their blogs. Other things come out in the posts. Business blogs are different. There you sell your product or brand. But when it comes to personal blogs, about me pages should be short. In my opinion at least. I also don’t want to put a photo of me in the about me page. The one in my Gravatar should be enough. This is not a beauty contests after all. If people don’t read my blog because there are no photos of me, then they’re not worth having.

I’ve recently thought about if I should narrow down subjects in this blog. I just don’t know what they would be. I’ve looked through my old posts and realised I got too many subjects. How many actually want to read about TV shows if they’re not even watching the same stuff I do? That was just one example. Apparently it’s called niche. Like it says in this post about finding your niche. I’m passionate in lot of things in small doses. But I run out of ideas because I get bored easily and like to change subjects from time to time. These tips online doesn’t really apply to my blog. Most tips are about marketing your blog which I’m not gonna do. This is just a hobby and I will never make any money with it.

So I come to the question, how will I refresh this blog? I can’t refresh myself that’s for sure. My wide range of interests will never narrow down. I change for no one but I can change the subjects on this blog. It’s ‘In my world’ so that will stick and the blog will be about my views of the world like it has so far. There are labels of blogs, ‘fashion’, ‘lifestyle’ etc. but this is none of those. I’m not good at giving advice. I can only make people realise things by themselves or share experiences. This is just my blog and that’s refreshing.


Concealing my identity

TargaTeeIt’s not you, it’s me. No, this post is not about dating 😉 It’s about concealing my identity online. Some people post almost anything about themselves on the internet which takes all the mystery out of a person. If you reveal everything about yourself, there’s nothing more to tell. Photos of yourself online can also lead to problems. Anyone can use them for profit or use them for other things. Once you post photos, they stay online forever even if you delete them. I don’t want that much attention so that’s one of the reasons why I don’t post photos of myself. Besides I prefer being behind the camera.

I want to conceal some things from others. I rather reveal what I’m thinking and not even all of my thoughts sees the daylight. Some things should remain private. If I reveal my real identity, it’s to a person I know very well. The reason is not that I want to be something I’m not or that I have secrets. It’s more about me being a private person. Internet is a big place and a lot people want to take advantage of you. If people really knew what goes in my head in certain things, they probably wouldn’t understand.

You see people tweeting or in Facebook about their lives but I’m not that kind of person. I even feel uncomfortable when people look at me so why would I post photos of me online. When people say they don’t want to join the social media because they think their identity will be revealed. I don’t understand why they complain about that. You don’t have to put anything about yourself. You have a choice what to write about. Dare to be different. Don’t be those selfie posters. You don’t have to. I’ve gone without it so far and that hasn’t done me any harm. Of course it’s a different matter if you don’t really need to join. But in today’s society using social media is an advantage. Especially in getting a job. Via social media you also get information about the world quicker. If I didn’t use it, I would never had known there are people out there who really can relate to me and I can relate to them. Since I don’t travel that much, I’ve also “met” other nationalities through it.

I might not reveal details about me and my life that much but I still get by. Writing about experiences I’ve had and thoughts about things has reached to other people. That’s what blogging is all about. I don’t need to brag around the internet. Concealing your identity is not a bad thing. It’s a choice which anyone can do if they only want to. If you want to be like everybody else that’s alright too. But again, dare to be different. That’s what makes life interesting.