Almost a year ago I stepped into this blogging arena determined to blog 2-3 times a week. Not because I wanted to, but because I was supposed to . . . I had to. :-P
I made exactly six posts in about two months. I didn’t see the point. No one was reading it, so why bother? Every week I’d tell myself that I’d start posting again . . . next week. Next week.
The year came to a close and next week never came.
The guilt piled up. I would shyly tell people I had a blog. A few people told me that it didn’t count if I never posted. (You know who you are.)
But . . . but . . . but . . . I have a blog.
So with a new year, I had new determination to blog three times a week. What was I going to write about three times a week?! I didn’t wait until next week, I just wrote something and posted it.
Why was I doing this? I was supposed to, I guessed.
I got some needed inspiration and motivation from a friend. I still didn’t know what to write about but at least I was motivated now.
Then I came up with a brilliant idea. At least I thought it was a brilliant idea at the time. I had a novella I wrote years ago. Every Friday I post an edited scene/chapter. This meant I only had to think of new things to write two days a week and my readers would get a free story. Brilliant, right?
What happens when I run out of chapters? Do I start a new story that I write from scratch? What have I gotten myself into?
So I’m posting nonsense two days a week and a chapter on Fridays. I’m inspired and motivated. And I’m having fun.
Yes, I’m actually enjoying blogging. (Shh. Don’t tell anyone.)
I have ten library books on blogging, including the Idiot’s Guide, No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog, as well as others, trying to figure this whole thing out.
I even started another blog! Can you believe that? I thought I needed a Web site for this other project I’m working on, but a blog is perfect. I have tips, fun facts, and instructions for projects.
I’m even telling other people to start blogs. Me, a blogaphobic!
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