Recently I read something by another blogger that intrigued me. They wrote that someone else was writing “their blog.” Not literally, of course, but the blog they had intended to write when they started out. Their own blog had morphed into something entirely different.
Other people then chimed in with the names of bloggers who had either inspired them or who were writing the type of blog they had set out to publish but had somehow gotten side tracked.
I understand where they’re coming from. When I started EQUINE Ink, I didn’t really have a plan. Or rather, my plan was not to write a blog. I wanted to have a review site of equestrian products. I thought it would be useful to include a series of articles on the site that would supplement the reviews. These would be very factual articles along the lines of “How to buy a used saddle.” Instead my blog became a hodgepodge of postings that generally just reflects whatever caught my fancy on a given day. Yes, I’m still working on that website but I really enjoy the freedom that comes from having a blog.
As for who’s writing my blog . . . Early on I found that the blog Bridlepath frequently had published the articles that I had intended to write (and written them so well that I had nothing to add). However, since Bridlepath has been dormant now since June of 2008, perhaps I am now writing her blog? I’d love to know who the author was!
I still find some overlap between topics I plan to write and what some of my favorite bloggers have published but mostly when I read other people’s blogs I’m amazed by how different they are from mine and how much I enjoy that person’s point of view. I know I’ll never be funny like Jane at The Literary Horse, or as philosophical as Kim at Enlightened Horsemanship through Touch, or as knowledgeable as Fran Jurga in her Hoofcare Blog, or as poetic as Tamara at The Barb Wire, take photos like Sarah K. Andrew at Rock and Racehorses . . . or be as comprehensive as Stacey at Behind the Bit . . . the list goes on.
So, tell me. Who’s writing your blog? And what got you inspired to start one? Let me know!