My first blog post went live on June 9, 2015. (My First Blog Post) Tomorrow will mark six months since that blog post. Happy Six-Month Blogaversary to me! It has been a weirdly fascinating journey ever since!
I never had a desire to blog, but my friend, Diane, did. It took about four years before she convinced me that this blogging duo partnership might be a good idea. (I can be a hard sell.) I am pleased that she kept at me. (Note: As of February 1, 2016, Diane left the blog due to personal time constraints.)
As I reflect on this journey, I realize that, even if no one reads my blog posts, the process has been quite therapeutic for me and has provided a new purpose. And the bonus—it has brought me to a place where I’m comfortable reflecting inward.
Some Blogland Lessons Learned
- There are things involved with blogging that satisfy both my right-brained and left-brained tendencies.
- Sometimes writing happens. Sometimes it doesn’t.
- It is fun learning and continuously tweaking the technological aspects of blogging and getting everything set up. (Yes, I said ‘fun’ and meant it! Left brain dominant!) Recalling my old HTML skills often brings back some wonderful memories of people I used to work with.
- Writing is dynamic and magic. (I’m in awe of writers who can think in a non-linear fashion.)
- Blogland residents are some of the most interesting people I’ve ever “met.” Many are helpful and some are not, yet all teach me new things each and every day.
- Reading other people’s blogs has renewed my motivation to further develop other interests.
There will be many more lessons to learn along the way, and I’m looking forward to my journey to the one year anniversary of my first blog post.