On day 24, I’m forgoing the funny for a drizzle of sap.
I jumped in on day 17 and this morning, on day 24, I had a blogging epiphany.
Blogging is nothing like writing and all about relationships. Writing is secondary.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s essential to produce great content to draw in readers, but personal connections build community and that’s the key to happiness and enjoying life online.
Several months ago, I stopped visiting many of my favorite blogs, a victim of information overload.
Having poor time management skills didn’t help, thanks to one of the deficits of being ADD. Add to the mix that I was working on a memoir, which I finished but am still revising, and kaboom! Blog meltdown. Perhaps, some of you saw the mushroom cloud.
I don’t want to lose what I’ve gained over the past seven plus days and will try to stick to a schedule going forward. Good luck with that!
The 30-Day Challenge helped me realize that blogging is nothing like writing and all about connecting with like-minded people, that cranking out well-crafted pieces is in itself a skill.
The Challenge has reignited my passion for blogging and reintroduced me to the blogging world. It has taught me that there’s room for both blogging and writing in my life and showed me that I could, indeed, publish a post a day, so far anyway.
There was that one repost the other day.
Most importantly, it reminded me how special it is to be part of an incredible community of bloggers. There are no words to express the feeling you get when you connect with people online.
Thank you, Nicky and Mike.