So, here’s the thing: Blogging –
Everybody’s Doing It,
at least according to Brevity Magazine.
But, you know what, so what! I like it. It’s helped me grow as a writer, take first steps and chances for exposure, possible ridicule from which to learn and grow from, and has produced wondrous connections with readers and other bloggers/writers,
starting with this one.
I started out with this blog, afraid to be a writer, like the post I’ve just included speaks about.
And here I am, three years into it, and I love having this space that is mine to say what I want to say.
I’ve been writing down several quotes of a particular kind lately. I’ve been using them for motivation to keep trying new things and striving for more for myself.
This is a big year for me, but I am trying really hard to hold onto the proper amount of perspective in my life.
I started the year 2017 on a high note, in several ways, but now I am marking three years here and I like to think on where I was, one year ago and then one year before that, when this blog felt like the huge step to be taking, as
I left my twenties and entered my thirties.
Last year I rounded up all the posts from the previous twelve months of
1000 Voices Speak For Compassionlove/
that I’d written. I thought it would be a nice way to commemorate two years of having this blog.
For my one year anniversary before that,
I gave thanks.
So, now what? Where am I with Her Headache? Where am I headed?
I blog less here during the week these days. Monday through Friday I often use Facebook as a blog of sorts instead, one where I write shorter things, reflections and observations. I am writing a lot of other things now and it’s still sometimes tough to decide when to write a particular piece here or if I should save it for possible submission or publication elsewhere. It’s nice having this space to come and write and share my thoughts, but I’m learning that sometimes it’s best to hold onto an idea and to find a different home for it, one that may help me grow as a writer, somewhere else.
My weekends are still for blogging:
I finish sentences on Fridays,
write stream of consciousness stuff on Saturday,
participate in the sharing of song lyrics on Sundays.
Of course, I still feel strongly about writing down the things I am thankful for. I use that as my weekly checkin point.
I can see how much I’ve achieved here, when I look back to a year ago, and I like having that perspective. I don’t know what 2017 will bring, though my plans are in the works. I do hope I will be able to look back at those, whatever they may turn out to be, from this position, in 2018 and beyond.