I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few years now. I’ve been blogging at Bibs & Baubles just over a year. I thought I had learned somethings in my first few months. After more than a year at it… I’ve learned even more. Here’s my top 5 things:
1 – People stop blogging. There have been so many blogs that I’ve followed that one day just shriveled up and went away. Some give you a fond farewell others not so much. They just stop writing. I understand. Somedays I feel the need to walk away myself but that doesn’t stop me from being shocked every time some one peaces out of the blogging space.
2 – Blogging can be fun. For me, it’s been really fun getting to know so many people even if it’s just on a post by post basis. I feel like you can get a pretty good sense of people just because we share so much on our blogs.
3 – Blogging can suck. I have had many times when I’ve sat looking at my computer screen and waited for the words to strike me. I think there have been times that I’ve put too much pressure on myself to come up with a post every.single.day. Sometimes I just look at my blog and think, “why the heck am I doing this again?” I wonder if I’m giving it too much of my time or not enough. Those are the times when blogging sucks for me.
4 – Blogging has taught me things about myself as a writer. Being that I write for a living it’s been great to have another avenue to exercise my writing muscle. I think it helps me in career-wise as well.
5 – Blogging has taught me patience. I remember when my posts were met with crickets. I wondered if anybody would ever show up and say “hi” or “you suck” or something. I was happy when people started to find me and we began to have more of a conversation rather than me talking to the non-responsive interwebs. So yeah, thank y’all for that!