The last time I blogged was November 14th, 2011 – a Monday. I completely stopped logging into WordPress, and my daily post goal pretty much went down the drain until now.
I am back again because – “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Thank you for that Mr. Palmer.
Part of me feels ashamed for falling off the horse and taking soooo long to get back on, but the fact that I am getting back on it at all makes the whole difference.
I definitely want to resume the Daily Post challenge. I also want to reorganize my categories, tags, and all that fun stuff for the posts I’ve already written.
Before my long hiatus from blogging I had an idea of where my blog was going to go and I still feel pretty comfortable with that idea. I also know that I
want to make this the year where I get my writing out there somehow. My main goal is not about making money – if it happens, great, if not, great. I really care
about developing as a writer, about conversing with different people.
This semester I did not enroll in school because of financial reasons, but the way I see it is it gives me more time to write. When I first started seriously blogging I was in the middle
of school and although I was able to write I was also able to use it as an excuse for not writing. Since I am only working now- it is one less excuse for me to use. By the time I go back to school I will be so accustomed to writing that no matter who busy I get or how big the work load- I will still make time for writing.
I have to admit that when I first start writing out my posts I don’t usually have a point that I want to make. I just start writing and go with whatever comes. I feel like this is not a horrible approach, but I would definitely like to work on actually planning articles and making them as coherent and purposeful as possible. There are quite a number of posts built up in me because these last couple of months have been crazy in my life. I have learned and grown so much. I have made mistakes. I have made good choices. Those are the things, amongst others, that I want to talk about.
I think one of my biggest fears/debates in blogging is how much of my personal life to put out there? Do I want the world to have a record of many of the big things that have happened to me if I ever become an author of a published work? Will it be used against me somehow? At the same time I don’t want to worry about what people will say, I want to tear down the walls, but it is scary. And although I think most people appreciate honesty and sincerity – how much of it can they really take?
It is safe to say that this is my own, personal, welcome back to blogging post. I can’t wait to touch base with those of you that took an interest initially.