Sometime last week I hit the 100 post mark. It got me to thinking about blogging because I have been blogging for six years now. I’ve had quite a few different blogs, each with varying levels of success (by success I mean how well I kept up with them).
I have had blogs dedicated to being a teacher, a parent, an environmentalist or just blogs about nothing in particular. And none of these blogs have lasted as consistently long as this one.
For about four months I have posted almost every weekday for almost every week. Some weeks I struggle to find post topics, but most weeks they come to me fairly easily. I think the mistake in the past was having no focus, just writing whatever, and not holding myself accountable.
Which was also my problem with my writing career. I expected it to just happen if it was supposed to. (Did you know things can’t happen if you don’t try for them to happen??)
Now, I am working hard towards publication, and I feel like this blog has become a part of that journey, which makes it important. But, it’s not easy, and it’s not just going to happen. I have to work at it.