I’m back to blogging!


I took a month(?!) off from blogging. Haha it sounds like blogging is hard work and as if I’ve been doing it for ages, when in fact writing is something I do for myself anyway, regardless if I post it in a blog or not, and that I have been doing for ages. Blogging though, I only started in December! Anyhow, I was away during the holidays, I’ve had to work on some projects that took up most of my time, and I have been doing a little thinking on this blogging-thing.

Before the new year I started blogging as an experiment, just to get some of my texts out for people to read them. I had been recommended by different sets of people I know, and don’t know actually, to start blogging. These folks were interested in things I had been talking about, stuff I contributed with in discussions and they were curious about my angle on certain topics. This was certainly ego boosting and I figured blogging could be fun! It should be noted that I had never, before December last year, read any blogs in the sense that I followed them and was notified of every new post. I had read a few blog posts by various people via Facebook, only because my Facebook friends would have posted certain texts in their news feed, and I had logged on to probably 4 or 5 different ones that my friends had set up for specific, time regulated, journeys like long-distance trips or a pregnancy. Today I have logged on to a handful of blogs by people I don’t know, like a mega celebrity or a known name in the local blogosphere. I reckoned it would be a good idea to do some leisurely research, at least to get an insight into blogging from both sides, not just as a writer but also as a reader. It seems though as if I need some time to get into the reading :-). How will I find time to read all those interesting blogs that I am sure are out there? Does that mean that people won’t find the time to read and follow my blog either?! Yikes!

What I have concluded though during my little think on this blogging-thing, is that I need to take a stand between Blogspot/blogger and WordPress. In December 2013 I started on StockholmSerendipity.blogspot.se simply because I already had a Google account and it seemed easy enough. My experience was overall positive but I know some readers expressed difficulties when trying to comment on my posts; and the mobile version, whilst being graphically pretty, didn’t work as well as I had hoped. I also saw an increased number of interesting topics on Facebook that were linked from WordPress accounts. So, what did I do? I naturally set up an account here too! This way I can try it out for a while and then I’ll be able to better determine which location suits me the best. I promise I’ll let you know…

Happy reading, and please feel free to comment!

P.S. I transferred my most read post from the previous location to here, so if you wish, you can read them all here now, all marked with today’s date: Friday 17 January 2014. Ah, some are in English and some are in Swedish. I tend to just write in whichever language comes to me when I come across a certain topic. I apologies for any inconvenience. Sometimes Google Translate helps. Sometimes it makes for a good giggle…