I am still somewhat new to blogging on a regular basis. That means that you, dear reader, must please be patient with me while I figure out the best formula for my little spot on the internet. It’s a little harder than I initially thought it would be, to be honest. There’s so much on the internet today. What will make someone read my little blog and enjoy it, rather than think it’s some narcissistic attempt to have a more modern version of a journal…even though it kind of is, isn’t it?
I find it so hard though to come up with a plan, a schedule of what kind of posts are going to be on what days. NaBloPoMo has been a godsend because I don’t have to do the thinking, though they do present me with one more conundrum.
There are so many different ways to plan a blog. You can pick a theme for the blog and only blog about that one thing. You can have different days devoted to different topics. You can have one whole month devoted to a single topic. You can photo blog. You can vlog or video blog. There’s just too many options on how to organize a blog.
Then we get back to my original source of anxiety. What to write about. I knew going into this blog, I wanted to talk about things I liked. Then I realized, I like a lot of things. Books, food, movies, writing, family…all of these are great topics to write about. So, the question then is, what is the right combination to keep people reading my little bitty blog.
It’s exhausting at times to think about this task of keeping this blog relevant and fresh. What possessed me to take this on other than my need to get these thoughts and ideas out of my head? Oh that’s right, I wanted to be a writer!
What do you find to be the thing about blogging (or any craft/hobby)you do that takes up the most of your energy?
This post was written as day 11 of NaBloPoMo January 2013. The theme this month is Energy and today’s prompt was “What blogging task takes up a lot of your energy?” Check out all the great blogs that are participating!