Blogging for dummies
This is my blog, and yes, I am a dummy.
I started writing this blog just about four months ago. In some ways, it feels like I've been doing it forever; in others, I feel like I'm just as lost as at the beginning.
There's a lot to pay attention to: stats, click-throughs, reading other blogs, commenting on other blogs, tweeting, coming up with new posts, stressing over every post you write (Is it good? Is it funny? Have I read it so many times I have no idea anymore?), posting stuff that no one is reading, trying to figure how to get people to read, etc., etc.
That being said, it's a blast! I never realized how much I liked to write. I crave it now. Sure, it takes time to come up with creative ideas and get going; but once I do I can't stop. I think of things at night before falling asleep and right after waking up in the morning; I come up with stuff in the shower, in the car and even at work. OK especially at work; don't tell my boss.
The hardest part about blogging is reconciling what you want to write about with what you think people want to read. Am I writing about myself too much? Should I be more serious? Should I grow up and stop watching "The Bachelor?"
My blog is all over the place, much like I am. I have a variety of interests - some pretty conflicting. My writing is a representation of that. Fortunately for me, I am still new at this and can bob and weave my way from topic to topic until I get a sense of what feels right. Perhaps unfortunately for you, that means tolerating my learning curve, random subject matter and any missteps along the way.
I've made it my mission to learn all I can to get better and reach more readers. I hope to create more relationships with other bloggers to get their advice and learn from them.
In the meantime, bear with me. And let me know what you think! I love comments. Really, I love any kind of sign that there's someone out there reading and maybe even laughing...at me or with me, it doesn't really matter.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Thanks for the support. And if you have any advice, please send it my way!