Happy Tuesday, everyone!
I apologize to my readers who check in every Monday. Sunday evening found me trying to get a temporary phone after losing mine on a hike earlier in the day. Ah, life’s little surprises. Gotta love them 🙂 I plan to be back on track with the MInimalist Monday posts next week.
I am happy to say that last Week I met a blogging milestone. I published my 100th post and I am rather excited about it! In addition to my 100th post, next month it will be one full year since I started blogging. My journey into the world of blogging has been very fun, rewarding, and educational. A big part of the reason for my enjoyment of blogging is you, my readers. I have met so many interesting people through the blog and my life is much richer for it. Thank you for reading; sharing your thoughts; and in many cases, introducing me to your blogs as well.
As I reflect on how blogging has changed me and helped me to grow the past year I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you. The thoughts are in no particular order. Some of my thoughts are reflections and observations and other thoughts may do more to my plans for my blogging in 2015 and beyond.
- I was surprised to find that blogging naturally forms a supportive community of like-minded people.
- I am amazed how many interesting people I have come into communication with from all over the world.
- Readers come and go. It is silly to take offense if someone stops following the blog. Similarly, even best friends or family members may not be interested in reading the blog.. It’s Ok. They still love me.
- You never know who is reading your blog. Compliments can come unexpectedly from many different sources.
- Blog readers are very forgiving of editorial mistakes. This makes blogging a good medium for building confidence and developing skills in writing.
- Writing is a part of who I am. I feel a little lost when I don’t post on a regular basis.
- Blogging holds me accountable. I want to live the life worthy of my posts.
- Well known bloggers make it look so easy.
- Blogging, even for a small audience, is like having a second job. It takes dedication.
- I am still developing vision of what I want my blog to be. The new year may bring about some different topics and writing schedules.
- Blogging has opened up a whole new way of how I see myself, the world around me, and communicating with others.
- It is possible to share my thoughts and ideas about how I try to live my life and still keep some parts of my life private.
- Sometimes readers surprise me with the posts and topics they like and the posts that fall a little flat.
- Blogging was an adventure worth embarking on. It is something I hope to continue doing for years to come.
As always, I would love to hear from you.!
Thanks, for stopping by the blog. 🙂
Until next time,