Humility, Blogging and My Philosophy

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Do you have humility as a blogger?

Wikipedia’s definition of: “humility (adjectival form: humble) is the quality of being modest and respectful. Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue in many religious and philosophical traditions, being connected with notions of egolessness.”

While everyone probably has certain criteria or expectations when it comes to blogging, I believe every blogger should exercise a little humility.  Wondering how I see a blogger showing their humility?

1.) They realize that everyone has a busy life, and while there are hundreds of thousands of blogs for people to visit,  they are fortunate that their blog was found and read by these busy people.

2.) They pay a return visit (even if just occasionally) to the blogs of other bloggers that have taken the time to drop by theirs.

3.) When visiting other blogs they take a minute from time to time to let the author’s know that they’ve dropped by; either by leaving a nice comment, hitting the like button, or sharing that post with others.

4.) They frequently reply to comments left on their own posts to graciously acknowledge them.

5.) They reciprocate and follow those who follow them on social media venues like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

6.) They answer emails from readers.

7.) They remain humble by never forgetting where they came from.

From time to time it’s understandable that a reader get’s missed in the busyness of it all, but that’s really no excuse.  Blogging isn’t all about taking, it’s also about giving.

I’d like to think I have displayed humility in blogging. Unfortunately, I have to admit I’ve seen the lack of it during the last two years since I created The Joy of Caking.  And while I’ve seen the lack of it, I’ve also seen an abundance of it.  I suspect most bloggers can easily answer the question I posed at the beginning of this post.

So, in case you don’t know it, I truly appreciate everyone that stops by to read my blog, comment, like, or follow me in some way.   Thank you!





23 thoughts on “Humility, Blogging and My Philosophy

  1. I just discovered your blog through your comment on Ree’s contest page. I’m glad I did! I really appreciate this post and am happy to have found you!

  2. This was beautifully put!
    Trying to balance what it take to run a blog can be challenging at times. We’ve been blogging for about the same amount of time and what I find is many bloggers drop off about the 2 year point. Writing posts, commenting, and connecting in other ways goes from being really fun and enriching to overwhelming for me!

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  4. You’re one cool lady and I’m so happy that our paths have crossed. You share so much more than recipes and great pics. Wishing you a happy week!

  5. Nice post! I think everyone can use a dose of humility from time to time and bloggers are no different. I believe that the giving aspect of blogging that you mentioned is also important. If all of us were just taking, this whole community wouldn’t be so much fun! 🙂

  6. It’s a perfect list. Sadly, people forget these rules so often. For instance, something I personally hate is people who subscribe to a tag (like writing, for example) and they like EVERY POST that is up just to net cheap views. They don’t even check the work of the poster or appreciate it.

  7. It’s a great piece. We should support those whose work we admire and take a few minutes to show the love. Nice thoughts from the heart – the best kind.

      1. You know how we feel about you! You are always and forwever on our faves list! Very best of wishes now and always. Thanks for YOUR support.

  8. Excellent points to keep in mind. Thoughtful bloggers know that the Golden Rule of Blog Land is no different than anywhere else. Think how happy comments and “likes” and hits on a post can make you, then take a minute here and there to spread the joy. (:
    Additionally, that photo of the blossoms is quite pretty.


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