Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month. I have now been blogging for over four and a half years and, as time has gone on, more and more people have started up a blog. Not that there is anything wrong with that in the slightest. What I have found harder and harder is the competitiveness of it all. The ‘must’ and ‘must not’ do’s. Who really is to say what is right and wrong? My poem today reflects this in ‘For the Love of Blogging’. I also include a reading of my poem at the top today.
For the Love of Blogging
Who’s to say what’s right or wrong
In this world of blogging
Don’t put an image first in this post
Use a microphone when vlogging
Always use SEO keywords
Publicise your post everywhere
I didn’t start all of this for the stats
So why do I even care?
Quibbling over payments
I never meant to monetise
What started as a love of writing
Now a business in disguise
If you do this and do that
You will be the top of the charts
But I don’t want to be competing
I do it for my love of the arts
You really must join my linky
Need to comment on one massive thread
All these rules and regulations
It really does in my head!
Making a blog post go viral
That is some peoples aim
Is that the ‘be all’ and ‘end all’?
It really is all just a game
So for the love of blogging
If it’s going to come then it will
Don’t do it to appease others
Do it just for the thrill
Victoria Welton 19th April 2016