This blog prompt is kind-of interesting, because I'm a new blogger :)
I read about different tips for starting a blog, and writing regularly, and so forth, and I joined this summer blog challenge to get into the habit of writing regularly and to meet other bloggers.
Part of me feels like I jumped off the deep end of a dock. There is so much language that I'm not familiar with, there are computer things that I just don't know how to do (yay for Google!), and there are SO many people blogging!
I originally started my blog because I needed an outlet. I've been so busy with my daughter (now seven months old) and so involved in her care and development, that I realized I've not been giving myself any 'grown-up' time.
In the past few months since starting my blog, I discovered that there are some things I wish I'd done differently.
- I wish I'd had a handful of topics I wanted to write about, because then I wouldn't have felt so 'guilty' for not writing anything for several days or weeks.
- I wish I'd scheduled time to write, either a little time set aside every day, or an hour or two a week. What happens is that I'll think I've written just a couple days ago, and when I go to write again, it's been a week or two!
- I wish I'd had a more concrete idea of what I wanted to write about; whether it be a journal of our life, or summarizing research I've done, or talking about experiences, or discussing products or items I've discovered and love to use!
I don't really regret any choices I've made so far, but I know that my blog will be going through a bit of an overhaul. I don't care if it becomes 'popular' or if it ends up like one of the really neat blogs I follow that do tons of reviews and giveaways and things. I don't know if I'm that kind of person.
What I am is a researcher. And an observer. And a mum :) I don't want to 'limit' myself to writing about certain things; I'd rather write about my life!
Number One Tip for New Bloggers? Know what - and why - you want to write.