Blog Stuff, Writing

Three years and counting!

Today, I’ll congratulate myself for keeping this blog going for three years this month. With this post, I’ve published 487 glimpses into my mind. That’s a frightening thought appropriate for the day before Halloween.

Lately, I tallied how many of the personal blogs I’ve followed over these years have either disappeared or have long periods of inactivity. Most of those blogs belonged to writers, and I have to ask myself if the reason my fellow writers have become ex or occasional bloggers is because they’re more serious writers than I am.

Actually, since I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of writer I am, I’m pretty sure I’ve answered my own question. I think I’m serious about writing—and writing well—but less serious about publication. In fact, I might just bare all soon and write a post about the real reason I self-published my novel.

It’s a bit awkward to discover yourself in a public way. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve regretted writing some posts and pages and have removed several of them. I think it’s hard for perfectionists to be bloggers. 🙂

Nevertheless, I’m still having fun here, so I’m launching year four. I hope you’ll voyage with me.

42 thoughts on “Three years and counting!”

  1. Congratulations, Linda! If writers have abandoned their blogging, I think they either made it big time and no longer needed to blog, or they finally gave up.
    I’m so glad you haven’t. Keep up the good work and continued success to you.

    -Jimmy

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  2. Congrats on three years, Linda. I also have fallen of the blog frequently list. I got to a point where I was writing too much other stuff and not working enough on my fiction and poetry, so I had to cut back on the blogging.

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  3. I have enjoyed your blog since I discovered it about a year ago. You have given me some good insights, and some things to think about. I bet you have a bigger audience than you are aware of. Happy Birthday! Press on.

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  4. I do enjoy your blog. I find it fascinating. You remind me of my favorite aunt ( of course you are much younger). Keep sharing your thoughts and we will continue to enjoy!

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