Blogging is life expressed digitally well.
I switched my theme back to something darker to match the mood I am in. Twenty-Sixteen is a refreshed classic blogging theme that suits me just fine. Changing things up keeps things interesting if you ask me.
It appears that our friends at WordPress.com have changed the post composer. Your posting options and settings are on the right while there is more room on the left to create awesome works of genius and inspiration. I am OK with change as long as it makes sense.
Have you ever wrote on something and found out you wrote about the same thing in an earlier blog post. I look through my blog and see that there are multiple posts about the same topic. Perhaps its a matter of new information, new perspective and new inspiration that provides new material.
The world has many many things to post about but in reality we will never experience it all. What we know and experience in our own lives can change day by day. So how we felt about something earlier can be different now.
It’s about personal growth that leads you to continue to curate and chronicle your life in such a way that you can see an evolution on how you felt about something lets say 5 years ago and how you feel about it today.
Day after day we live, grow and change and its interesting to see where we are going in this journey of life. So if you see multiple posts about the same thing from a blogger just think of it as reading the story of who that person is and where they are going in this crazy thing called life.
So duplicate posts can mean a changing person in their life blogging.
I downloaded the WordPress App for Linux and it is a great tool to keep you focused on composing blog posts. I really like it and when all I want to do is write or read blogs its a great piece of software. You can also manage all the functions of all the blogs you operate. Download it today if you have iOS, Linux or Windows. You will be a much better blogger for doing so.
I make every effort to make my blog as original as possible using my own thoughts and words to express who I am and to chronicle and curate the things I am interested in. With that said I do “borrow” from sources when my own words aren’t as good as the original. I do give credit where credit is due though. Occasionally I will re-blog a post from a fellow blogger if it fits the overall narrative of my blog.
I get a lot of material for my blog from Wikipedia, YouTube, Google, Websites that features quotes and saying from others, etc. There are images that help tell my story that come from various sources which are copyrights of the holders and creators of their work. My blog is a non-commercial work and I have no intention of monetizing it.
I am influenced and inspired by other bloggers and the culture and attitudes of the moment. Sometimes that influence rubs off and you end up copying someone without realizing it. However there are some who just seem to take someone else’s work and make it their own, which is wrong.
Our world is a mix of open source and copyrighted works so we have to be careful to do the right thing and credit sources as a best practice.
What is your experience with originality and blogging?
As always I encourage you to be original, be yourself, make your blog unique. Keep on blogging.