In January I decided to blog every day for the year and see what happened. A little later I decided to blog only on weekdays. I started on my business website where I had already written a few blogs and then moved to this one in March.
Here is what I’ve learned in this process:
- I love to write
- Some days I am good at it and some days I’m not
- I’m not good enough at it to get a good following
- The days my heart falls onto the page are the days the most people read it
- …but they are also the days that it takes the most out of me to write
- Most days provide a couple of good topics to write about
- It’s good to write down all the ideas because other days I can’t think of a thing to write
- My blog is not my journal; the journal is for the deep secrets of the soul and the blog gets the heart I wear on my sleeve; on occasion they are the same.
- Most days I don’t have a clue what I’ll write until I look at the empty space on the screen
- I have not idea who I really want to connect with by using a blog
- While it would be wonderful to have a blog that was wildly successful and made lots of money for me, the most important thing for me to do with my blog is touch lives. If I only touch one life with a smile or a tear or a little motivation each day then it is worth the effort.
- I still don’t really have much of a clue how to do this well so I’m taking Blogging 101 AGAIN.