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Time to Measure Up

For those of you that have been with me from the very beginning of this blog or for those that are just joining in, my New Year’s resolution was to blog every day for the 2012 year. As the month of January ended yesterday, I figured it was time to measure up. Was I able to blog every day for the entire month?

The short answer is: No. The longer answer would be to tell you about how life sometimes gets in the way, things crop up or you just might not feel like parking your butt in front of the computer when you get home after a day of staring at monitors and getting no where. Some if not all of those points are true on some occasions.

But rather than be disappointed that I have already broken my New Year’s resolution, maybe I should celebrate what I have accomplished. Not only did I post 27 blogs (this will make number 28), I have 15 followers! Woo hoo! To each and every one of you: You Rock!

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With that being said, I think I will amend my resolution to having the goal of 365 posts (minimum) this year. So if I get really ambitious and the writing muse is perched noisily on my shoulder, I may post several times a day. Thus far, my muse has been only slightly inspirational at times. A muse with writer’s block, go figure.

When I was making my resolution for 2012, I thought about it for days before finally deciding on the blogging thing. And what may seem like a great idea at first, something that would be easy peasy because I love to write so much, is really a lot more work than even I realized. After all, who wants to hear me tell my version of what happened at work today? Probably no one, simply because, we all have “stuff” going on and what makes my day so spectacular that it warrants writing about and you reading it?

So worry not, unless there was something exceptionally humorous or tragic or very out of the ordinary, you will not be getting a play by play of my day. Then the question becomes, what does one write about each and every day for an entire year?

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I’m sure I could go down to the local bookstore or library or even look it up in iBooks on my iPad, but who wants to admit to reading “Blogging for Dummies“. Yes, I have checked and yes, such a book exists. And no, I have not read it. Still the question remains, what does one write about to keep the readers interested?

Either a little bit of everything or a lot of something. There is something out there for everyone’s preference. But for me, I’m swaying more on the side of a little bit of everything. Must be the Gemini in me.

7 responses

  1. inkedgirl1978

    Keep up the hard work! At least you did more than blog twice! Good job!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    • Thanks! It’s definitely been fun! It’s great knowing hat others have enjoyed my posts as much as I have writing them. And reading many of the blogs has been fascinating. Knowing there are so many great writers out there.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  2. I just don’t have time to write something every day. I heard once the “rule” was 3 times a week, 400 words or something like that. Bull. Write what you want, when you want, and do it to keep your readers interested. My goal was to get my readers interested in my books… develop my “platform” so to speak. It’s kind of evolved. Thanks for noticing my blog! I’ve now nogticed yours! You do pretty well. Keep it up!

    Fred

    February 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • Thanks Fred! It’s been great fun branching out and writing about things I wouldn’t normally write about. Ultimately, the goal is for others to enjoy my posts as much as I do. And I’ve found so many great writers and topics reading others blogs.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

  3. Of course, I need to spend a bit more time editing what I write to you! I hate typos!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  4. Don’t deem it a failure that you missed a day or two.

    You set yourself a tough challenge and have done well to blog as frequently as you have !

    As for material for posts, take inspiration from what’s happening in the news, or in your own life, or that of your friends and relatives. What might seem trivial to you at first might turn out otherwise once you set out to write about it. You write well and it’s your writing and your imaginative thinking that can transform a seemingly mundane event into something that people want to read !

    February 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    • Thanks Duncan! That means a lot to me knowing that others like yourself like my writing. This has been so much fun to do!

      February 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

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