I’m having a hard time finding the right words to describe how I feel about my blog. It’s probably the most random, off-the-wall, and out-there thing I’ve ever created. I’ve never thought of myself as a writer. I’ve never thought of my blog as a way to make a living or to sell my writing. I’ve never thought to myself, “I wish I had time alone to write”. Now I just think I really should write more.
Blogging has always been a part of my life, and I’ve always been quite good at it. I mean, I have several blogs and a website, but none of them really has anything to do with the kinds of work I do here. What I have to say is, I was going to write my first blog post this weekend and decided I didn’t have the time to sit down and write it. So I started one.
I’ll admit, I’ve been a lazy blogger. I’ve only ever thought about writing my first blog post this weekend, and I’ve only done that because I’ve been getting a lot of emails about it. I was in a meeting at work today and realized I had about 1,200 emails from people asking me about my blog. I could have written more, but I didn’t have the time.
That’s really the problem with bloggers. We think weve got the time to write a blog in the morning. When it comes to email, we get so caught up in writing our first post that we dont even take the time to read emails. We want to get that first email and send it off.
It’s the same reason Ive had to do a lot of email replies for my blog, although sometimes that first reply is from a blogger asking me to tell them how to make the most of their blog posts. Its also why Ive been having a lot of trouble with my first post. I have a lot of ideas and thoughts, but I cant quite put them into words.
I know what you mean. The first thing I do when I start a new blog is read all the emails and then write a few sentences about what I think I should say! Then I send those emails. It takes time, but you’ll get there.
A long time ago, I was thinking of writing a blog. I knew I needed to break out of the typical blogger/writer writer type, but I needed a subject that I thought I could turn into something that people would actually talk about. I guess most people would be interested in what happens to me when I do get out. But I wanted to be able to share my thoughts with someone else. I didnt know how I would do it, but I figured I would do it.
You can’t just send a bunch of blog post to a bunch of people and expect them to read it. The only people who’ll read it are people who are actually interested in what you write. It takes a lot of work, but you can get there with the right approach.
I’m a blogger a little bit. Ive been blogging for a few years now, but its been so long that I dont really consider myself a blogger. I usually post my blog once a week or so, but I dont post every day. I post about what I am doing, or things that I am doing, or things that I am reading. If I post a ton of blog posts, it means I am busy blogging, and busyblogging is bad.
Okay, so you are a busy blogger! But you are also a busyblogger. And that is okay. I like to think that our blogging is about us. We are not posting to make money to feed our families. We are not trying to make friends. We are not trying to impress people. We are posting because we are in the process of doing something that is important to us. That is what blogs are about.