Today I read that one of my favourite bloggers is bored with blogging. She is taking a break from her blog because she feels like she has lost her voice. I will miss you Tori. :-(
Whilst I symphathise with her I also read on the post that she feels she has diluted her personality in order to try and please more people. Maybe that is the problem.
When we try to please too many people we don't stay true to ourselves. It is harder to keep up the pretense of the "other" personality, the one where we keep our true feelings and thoughts to ourselves, and talk in a broader and less specific way.
My heart goes out to Tori. It must be hard to have so many followers and feel pressure on keeping them all happy. My little blog is read by a handful of people. Very rarely does anyone comment, so I don't feel like I am having to please anyone, since you haven't told me what you like and what you don't like. I hae no pressure to please the masses, I write this little blog because i want to. I share news about the plays I see, the music I listen to and the films I watch. I share pics of the places I go to and the things I do.
But I share it because I want to. Not because my last post about the cinema got the most comments.
I don't know how I will react if people start reading my blog and I get followers. Maybe I will be like Tori and feel I have to tone down my personality in order to please more people. But maybe I won't. I don't know.
All I know is that I will miss checking in and seeing what she has written.
Tori, find you voice soon and hurry back.
I want to hear you.
I want to know your opinions.