So what could possibly make my blog any different or more readable than others? There’s the Jungle Red blog of a half dozen wild and crazy women, including former Sisters in Crime president Hank Phillippi Ryan, but I couldn’t be that funny.
Then there’s the Creative Penn site of Joanna Penn who has oodles of amazing free information about writing, plus some great products she has developed over her writing career. I doubt that I’ll ever be that dedicated or prolific.
Then you can search for “best writing blogs,” but there are so many different sources and criteria, so who knows what is really “the best?”
For quite some time, I resisted the thought of yet another blog, wondering who on earth would come to read it, when I wasn’t sure whether I’d even be able to commit to writing something semi-worthy on a regular basis.
We’ve all seen those first “welcome to my blog” pages and you see one posting and it was three years ago and there hasn’t been anything since.
Commitment. Dedication. Stick-to-it-tiveness. I can conjure up those heady qualities for any number of projects. The key, like most anything else in my life, is scheduling. Get it on the calendar. Protect and keep the time as if it’s a doctor’s appointment. I’ve been putting my really, really important things in bright red on my Google calendar, so yeah, that’s what I’ll do, a recurring calendar item in blood red to remind me to write this blog.
I’ll start out monthly and see if I can work my way up to twice monthly and maybe even weekly, but don’t look for that right away.
And don’t expect this blog to just be about writing. I’m also an artist and a singer and a mother and a volunteer and a homeowner and a widow, so don’t be surprised if some of my thoughts on all those parts of me enters the conversation. Oh, and I know many other people upload and share photos on their blog, so I will figure out the technology to do that, because I think it’s cool.
At one of my art quilt meetings, when asked what our goal for the year was, I proclaimed “focus” — thought I’d try to not be so scattered and attempt to focus on only a few things. Maybe we’ll talk about that more next time, because I still haven’t figured out how to decide which few things I really want to do.
So, thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again, and if you have great wisdom to expound or just a simple comment, a link to a great writing site, even a joke, post it below.