On the 20th August 2012 I became a blogger.
had have no idea what I am doing.
Since I did this I have had more time on my hands, so I thought “why not?”
“Sure, I thought, how hard can it be?”
Yes, I am THAT naive, newbie blogger you have all heard about…
After day 3 I was sweating every time I thought about the blog.
By Day 7, I felt a sea-change. I was rising to the challenge.
At Day 14, I was carrying a notebook around (prententious, moi?) to scribble down any random thoughts.
Now it’s the end. I can’t quite believe it. I have been a blogger for 41 days and continuously blogging for 30. Do I get a prize? No? Oh.
So, what have a learned over the past month?
1. Writing is hard work.
There are times when you don’t feel like it, or external pressures (yes, kids, I mean you) make it hard to focus.I have a new-found respect for people who write for a living and I will never complain about the cost of books again. Every bloody cent is hard-earned.
2. Writing is therapy.
I’ve heard and read this many times, but wasn’t convinced. Jeez, how right they are. I wished I’d started blogging earlier. I could have saved several therapists from personal crises and saved myself lots of $$$. I genuinely feel better if I write. Even if I don’t post, it’s out, it’s done.
3. I love writing.
I have enjoyed #blogfor30 more than I could have imagined. Towards the end I sometimes had a couple of posts a day to choose to publish. I guest-blogged for the lovely Kate at katesaysstuff and Renee at AboutaBugg (thanks for having me ladies). I even plucked up courage to submit a piece for publication and it has been accepted! I have no idea whether my ‘brain farts’ will amount to anything, but I intend to carry on anyway.
Thanks to everyone who has read, and more importantly taken time to comment, on my posts. It means so much.
Blog on, dudes.