Before any judgment on how inconsiderate it is of me to not think about the people who patronize Style and Soul, allow me to clarify what I really mean before I get misinterpreted - again. As much as possible, I try to avoid calling my followers, my followers because I hate treating them as fans. Read back on my previous entries and I'm sure you'll notice that I like using the term readers because I actually believe that my genuine supporters certainly take time out of their busy schedules to read what I've written and not just browse or look at photos.
Times have changed and certain experiences in my life have helped me get over my past ambitions to earn from blogging, or become an it blogger or aim for high statistics and page visits; which by the way, only caused me feelings of emptiness and personal discontent. I now blog for myself: when I feel like doing so, when I have free time on my hands or when I have thoughts I'd like to express (like what I'm doing now and I've been really happy with that decision). However, even though I blog to satisfy my own soul, I also keep in mind to write something substantial because I respect my readers' time and intellect.
Others probably dislike reading lengthy posts but I'd like to think that by writing a sensible content, you care enough to feed your readers' mind. Why don't you try reversing roles? On my part, as a reader who's busy with a few several projects and so little spare time to surf the net, I prefer to read or see something informative and beneficial / inspiring / entertainingly witty and clever or visually perceptive (as in the case of visual arts like photos, videos, illustrations etc.).
If your goal in blogging is just so you can keep up with others or make sure you're never out of sight, out of mind and to get even more following that what you already have, then the tendency is for you to keep on hitting that publish button with hellos, empty narratives, a few press materials and pretty much nothing else but blahs.
I know, I know. In reality, our everyday conversations are sometimes super random and gibberish - from the most superficial cravings, gossips and trivial themes. Who doesn't like a light and casual chat? No one. But when you think about it, the most fun and/or fulfilling conversations - the ones that will truly stick out, are those where you learn new things or where you're able to share what's in your heart.
When all you can think about is how many posts you need to publish rather than contemplating on the content of those entries, then your readers probably mean nothing much to you. This is me, assuming that your main concern is to please and post about you - a personification of vainglory. It doesn't really matter if you're able to impart anything essential through your posts just as long as you have an update.
I get all of that. That's just your thing and I'm not saying it's bad or wrong. At the end of the day, I have all the respect for fellow bloggers (who have different various personalities, backgrounds, etc.) the way I want my personal opinions and unsolicited advice (no matter how little they may mean to you) to be respected and be open mindedly received (since I also have my own way of thinking as you can see).
Going back to what I said in the opening of my post, you read it right: NO, I'm not apologizing for hardly updating my blog. Personally, I don't feel like I'm a "bad blogger" as other bloggers feel about themselves whenever they think they fail to meet their followers' expectations by blogging sporadically. Me? I try to take my time and I refrain from rushing my entries because my readers deserve more than just a blahg entry.
Plus, I trust that my genuine and regular readers fully understand that one's virtual life needs to take a pause when more important things happen to the real one. Readers should be given more credit because they're smart enough to know and not that petty to easily tune out.
Though I refuse to be sorry for overdue backlogs and long gaps in between posts, I will always be grateful to those who continue to stick around despite the irregularity of my entries. Thank you loves! (30)
Speaking of backlogs, the outfit you're seeing in this post was the one I wore last Super Sale Bazaar. This is the first time you're seeing my "new" hair cut (which was not so new anyway since I got it a month ago, haha) on my blog.