While our combined Quest Type posts are topping over 250, this post will officially be my 100th. Part of me is so excited to still be doing this and another part of me thinks I maybe type too much.
Regardless, I hope you are getting as much out of these posts as I am.
But what exactly am I getting out of all this? I’m so glad you asked.
Forced Creativity: What I mean is the blog forces me to go back to my roots which is my creative life. Feeding myself with prose, crafts, and molding it together with hot glue. I’ve said it before, I cannot survive without creativity. I turn into a discombobulated mess on the inside and it spills out as an apathetic blob. So once a week I’m looking at the blog and thinking what beautifulness can I post about this time.
Relentless Consistency: Like creativity, those mind muscles you don’t use grow stale. And in my life full of mom stuff (babies, groceries, laundry…) I need a consistent occupation. Something that pulls me out of the fog that can happen as time goes on and give me a creative space to let loose.
Adult Space: Oh, glorious adult space. My desk is a place of refuge and when I get to blog and post about life I feel like I’m not alone in the struggle. While I don’t get into home life much all my posts are stitched around it. I do these posts, I create these crafts and play with them with my kids. It’s not faked or staged, and I’m loving it. Getting your follows, likes and comments throughout my week brightens my day and sparks conversation. Thank you!
Practical Practice: Writing is writing and when I can’t get to my longer works I can make time for 500 words for this. Looking back on my first post I can see my passion signing out of it even if my structure and word choice were less than adequate. I’ve grown, they teach me to write concisely and quickly, to make my point and get out. Priceless when time is so limited for each of us.
If you are thinking about blogging I’d urge you to consider these thoughts.
- What are you most passionate about? Passion comes through in your words and others will take notice.
- Do you need to tell a story? Blogging can be like a journal, a place to cast your thoughts and get feedback if you want.
- Are you willing to make the time? It’s not easy to do consistently. It takes time and shouldn’t be something you consider lightly. I’ve seen many fizzle out after a month or two and it’s not pretty.
- What is your goal? It’s changed for me over time and morphed into all these things and it will for you too but pick a goal, set yourself up to succeed.