I’ve signed myself up for another blogging challenge because I am a cool person like that. I know I’ve been blogging for over a year now and it is actually getting a bit harder to figure out what to write (long term writer’s block anyone?) and I enjoy having some sort of framework to get me to working.
Why do I blog? It started out as a way to meet other people and help me feel a little less lonely while I was working on my last year at university. My blog became a way of getting some sort of validation, it gave me a place to form my opinions and to share the good and bad bits of my life with other people. Then there was that wobble last year when I nearly gave it all up and ever since then it’s been more difficult. Knowing that people I know are reading this suddenly means I am writing for faces I know rather than throwing each of my posts into the ether and hoping the blogging community will take kindly to it.
Why am I still writing? Because I still like being able to get my thoughts down and share even some parts of my life. It’s something that I do for me, and it’s something that I don’t want to give up. I am an incredibly flighty person; insanely prone to picking up a hobby and loving it for all of about three months before I lose interest in it completely. I’ve done that over and over throughout my life and each time I do it’s a disappointment to me because I didn’t have the gumption to see it through.
I don’t blog because I’m a leader in my field and have valuable information to pass on to you. I don’t do it to expand on a single subject, unless that subject is my life. I don’t want to be published, and although I love it when I get comments and hits on my blog it’s also not only about that. I don’t really know why I do it, but I do.
What would it look like if my blog exceeded my wildest dreams? I’d be posting twice a week, and getting hits and comments on everything. I don’t know the sort of community I’d like to have participating in my blog – that’s up to the people who’d like to know what I’m doing!
My three goals:
- I want to be posting something (anything at all) twice a week. I dropped down to once a week and that seems too slow for me. I need to keep interacting with my blog otherwise I forget about it and that’s not good! I think I’ll do a craft/what I’ve been making post and a what’s-going-on-in-my-life post. That’s two a week!
- I want to spend an hour a week reading and commenting on the blogs that I follow. I have always been pretty terrible at this, but I promise I will be doing better.
- I’m going to make a weekly feature (as I tried and failed with for Wish List Wednesday). I don’t know what it will be – please let me know if you have any ideas!
This is going to be up until August at least, and from then I can’t guarantee anything (wedding things may make me slightly insane).