I often struggle with the decision to write about current events on my site because I don’t want it to ever become a gossip site. I don’t knock gossip sites, but the purpose of Danithedreamgirl.com is to inspire others to follow their dreams. So, where do current events fit in, in the Dreamworld? I have asked myself this question at least a hundred times! The conclusion that I’ve come up with is, they fit in wherever I want them to. I have to keep reminding myself that this is my site and what I choose to put out there is solely my decision. However, there is also a healthy balance in being true to the people that follow my blog. So, here is what I do when I have the urge to say how happy I am about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West having a baby (for example):
1. I hone in on why the particular event is important enough for me to write about, i.e. what moves me, what makes it important, how will it encourage my readers.
2. I stay true to myself first and foremost, then I stay true to my readers.
I learned from Angel’s Laws of Blogging that if you don’t have anything to write about, it’s better to not write anything at all! Basically, I write what I want and I don’t force it.
3. I do my research.
It’s so important to pay attention to what’s “poppin” out there. I don’t want my site to become an open journal for the world to see, filled with a ton of things that nobody cares about reading. Instead, I want it to be a place where people can read about examples of others following their dreams, as well as, highlighting the exciting events taking place around us all.
Find the balance and the rest will fall into place! Happy Blogging!