There is a funny thing that happens when you write a blog...

There is a funny thing that happens when you write a blog... In the beginning it offers a challenge to write on a self-imposed schedule. Through a process of editing, exploring and programming widgets you watch the blog grow - as measured by the number of posts you accumulate and by the number of people that drop in to visit and leave those precious comments. In the beginning you write for others. There is an element of guesswork involved. Always wondering about what new and interesting thing the visitor wants to read.

Blogging has also been known to inspire a wide range of emotions... joy, ecstasy, intrigue, doubt, pride, humor, frustration, and even guilt (for not blogging on the previously mentioned self-imposed schedule). And sometimes, the initial excitement wains. Not because you don't love to blog - but because life happens outside of the blog.

There is a funny thing that happens when you write a blog... In the end what you write inspires you and reminds you of what you have already done... and what you have left to do. And in the end you realize that you really write a blog for yourself - and that the format allows others to take a peek at what's on your mind.

8 comments:

Flowers said...

Your blog is interesting. It was nice going through your blog. Keep it up the good work.

-S said...

I've just started a blog myself and I have to tell you, I can completely relate. It took me literally ten drafts to decide on my very first entry alone - I just couldn't decide how I should appear to readers. But it's like you say, you do it for yourself. I know that I can't please everyone but I like to think I have something to offer someone (or even multiple someones). You in particular have been a pleasure to read and you've been a source of inspiration for my own efforts. Thank you for your work!

Inspire Your Mind said...

Interesting post and blog indeed.. keep up the good work..

But don't you think blogging help us big time with self-expression at work especially if you're that kind of a shy introvert ?

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ladaisi said...

You inspire me.

Just came across your blog via google and very much appreciate this post.

- Lauren
http://ladaisi.blogspot.com

cheryl said...

HI Lise!
Happy new year! Reading your post reminds me of how rewarding it it to write either via blog or handwritten journal. Thanks for the inspiration ..as ALWAYS! -- May this year be the best yet...for your and your family...
Sweet blessings
Cheryl

Bluebell Woods said...

Yes I agree but please....HOW do you get people to read your blogs. How do you know that its set up right. I am new to this, I am having fun but I am srt of lost. Sometimes things work and sometimes they dont and I dont know why. Just had to tell you after I read what you said.
Janice

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