July 2, 2013
Why Do You Blog?
I've been blogging for just a short time, less than 3 years & for 2 of those, I rarely blogged. I had a total of 70 posts over a 2 year period. Not good at all, considering many bloggers write a post each day or at least once a week. Not good at all, considering I read blogs every day, but I certainly did not contribute my fair share of news, thoughts, inspirations or commentary. I was almost embarrassed & at one point, thought of quitting, just slinking away, pretending I hadn't tried.
But I'm part Irish, making me part stubborn! I don't give up easily but sometimes take a little longer to get where I am planning on going. Driving home one day, beating myself up, I proposed a challenge. To write a total number of blog posts to match the number of days in the year. Which equates to 365 posts. However, to be kind to myself, I'm allowed to write a certain number of posts each week, instead of committing to one per day. If I do that, I'm allowed to read other bloggers each day or when I have time. Rewards, after I've done my part.
I've really enjoyed blogging so far this year. To date, I've written 150 blog posts in the span of 182 days, so I'm not far off. This month, with our holiday, I'll probably write more but not as much once I'm home as I have a week long day camp to run. Promised myself during that week & the second daycamp in August, I will come home & do nothing. Daycamp takes a lot out of me. The first week of September is the first week of school & again, I'll likely be missing in action. As long as I hit 365 (or more) by December 31st, I'll have reached my goal. And the guilt of reading without contributing will be gone.
So now I'm curious. And have a few questions for those blog readers who happen to stop in. Feel free to answer these in the comments section or send me an email. I'm so grateful for your time!
For those of you who have blogged
longer than I have, why do you blog?
When did you start?
Why did you start?
Do you have a goal in mind?
Have you met any of your readers
or blogs you frequent in real life?
How will you know it's time to stop blogging?
Thank you for contributing your responses to my queries. It's lovely to get to know you more!