I am a lover of quotes. Inspirational, funny, philosophical, anything that just grabs my attention and makes me go hmm. . .I intend to share a quote a week with you here, and whatever my thoughts happen to be at the time.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful and frightening than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin
Could this be more perfect for a first blog post?
I have attempted to write a blog before. It didn’t last more than a few weeks but I consider it valuable experience, especially because I learned a bit about my strengths and weaknesses as a blogger.
For instance, I aimed to write three posts a week, reasoning that giving myself a couple of extra days would relieve some pressure and/or give me time to stockpile some posts. This didn’t work out so well because “I don’t really feel like it today so I can put it off til tomorrow” resulted in way more days of putting off writing, instead of making a habit out of it. For this reason, I think (at the beginning, at least) it will be better to post five days a week.
I also learned that trying to write for a specific audience in a certain way really limited my creativity and led to writer’s block pretty quickly. Thanks to some other bloggers , I learned that readers want to connect with a person, and if you can help them out in any way while therapizing your life online, great!
Thus, this blog will make no attempt to be about anything other than me and my writing. It will be an organic process and at this point has no set structure, although I have a couple of ideas. I have decided to launch the blog ahead of the full website for my writing/editing/project management business because as I started drafting posts, I felt more and more compelled to take the risk and put my words out there.
I want to start connecting with other people now, and as I plan to offer services that involve words, blogging seems like the logical way to give my potential Right People an example of my ability.
I may not be blossoming but I am definitely budding and buds can be just as appreciated as the full blossom, right?