Do you think about why you blog? Do you set goals, have a schedule of blog posts? Perhaps you participate in blog challenges, such as weekly photo challenges or topics. What makes you thrilled about blogging, what keeps you motivated, what do you most enjoy about blogging? What do you enjoy the least?
This spring I realized I am coming up on the fifth anniversary of my “Lab Notes” blog in August. When I started this blog I had no idea where it would take me. In fact, I wrote a blog post about the start of this blog last year (Feb. 2017), in which I described hoping for a way to overcome writer’s block, a difficult challenge that has plagued me all my life. What I didn’t realize then is how much I would enjoy the community I had become a part of. I am grateful for those blogger-writers who have touched my life, and I theirs.
Writing is a solitary pursuit, and I am grateful to those who have taken their time to read my work, and those who have shared their thoughts in a message. Even though you may be across the globe from me, or across the country, your warmth and kind reassurance have been important and affirming. Thank you!
As I approach the five-year anniversary of my Lab Notes blog, I would love to hear about what makes blogging worthwhile for you. Have you changed how you blog over time? Do you have specific goals or objectives with your blog? How does your blogging become a part of your other creative pursuits? What advice would you give someone who is just starting their own blog?
Thank you for visiting! I’m looking forward to hearing even more from you soon.