Four Years of Blog Posts
The week before I came out of blogging hibernation and started The Nester’s 31 Day Writing Challenge for October, the roof leaked.
On October 1st, the day I started blogging again, there were workmen here removing and patching and painting and playing loud music and basically talking to each other in a loud shout all day.
And my topic is Enjoying Simple Things.
I am laughing as I type.
So that acceptance and enjoyment of life on life’s terms is how I fondly remember my early years in blogging.
It was the best of times.
My blog posts became those conversations you have with friends that begin with
‘you’re not going to believe what happened’,
or ‘you’ve got to see this’,
or ‘I know how you feel’.
I wrote from my thinking and from my heart.
And then I began to analyze and over think things .
That is a breeder of discontent, isn’t it?
I got all jammed up when I read that you are always supposed to write for your reader.
I never got the hang of SEO friendly wording .
I read that people don’t really want to read about personal things.
I started to look at how unread my blog posts were, rather than thanking the people who did read them.
I even wrote blog posts about blogging.
The list goes on.
And so my interest waned, and blogging breaks became more frequent.
So here is what I learned.
Blogging is a simple hobby that feeds us all in different ways.
It shouldn’t be that complicated, and the good news is it doesn’t have to be.
Blog when and how you want to. Your posts are pieces of you that you are sharing with others.
How cool and heart generous is that?
I said it best here, in a post I titled C.S. Lewis and Blogging .
And remember tomorrow when it is time to write your post-
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:
What! You too?
I thought I was the only one."
C. S. Lewis