Monday, August 8, 2011
I'm Such A Baby!
I was thinking I had made my first post later in the month, but it turns out it was one year ago today. Even though I knew it was this month, I wasn't certain I was going to mention it. However, since getting through that first year is kind of a big deal, I decided to throw up (almost literally) an impromptu post to mark the occasion.
I really enjoy blogging, although I'm not so certain it enjoys me. If that makes any sense, then you know what I'm talking about. A year ago there were two or three people reading what passed for drivel here. Since then I've picked up three or four more suckers...er, I mean, readers. I truly do appreciate everyone who stops by even if you don't tell me you were here.
My blog is a very young blog in a big ocean of a gazillion blogs. What I've learned over the past year is that blogging is work. Period. Especially, if you have to make time to do it. I wish I could make more time to do it. The other thing I've learned is that blogging doesn't always result in instant gratification through feedback. Being a blogger means more than just writing a blog - it also means supporting other bloggers through visits and comments. That is also work and time consuming and I'm bad at it. In order to keep from being discouraged, I've realized a blogger has to find satisfaction in his or her own work and not necessarily how many folks pat you on the back. It does take a conscious effort to do all of this and every one of you with a blog knows what I mean.
I hope I can improve myself and my blog in these areas over the coming year. I'm probably the worst when it comes to consistency. Thanks to everyone who takes up part of their valuable time to stop by! I appreciate the support and feedback.
Time for cake.