I seem to have times where I want to commit to writing a blog regularly. Then other times where the thought of sitting down to write a post makes me not even touch my laptop for weeks.
This is because I love the idea of having a blog that becomes my main income stream. But the reality of that is going through the soul-destroying tasks of posting on multiple Facebook groups and commenting on blog posts that I’m not really that interested in.
I’m going to blog how I want when I want and share it with who I want. I going to read and comment on other blogs that I enjoy, whether they reciprocate or not. I know I won’t get anywhere near the number of visitors that other sites get as I won’t be playing ‘their game’ but I really don’t care anymore.
Starting blogging in 2010 gave me the push to actually want to write for a living. Before then I never really thought I could do it. If I hadn’t started then there is no way I would have even applied for a degree in writing.
Blogging in a way has helped me to fulfil a dream I never thought would happen. It has also sucked the joy out of writing at times, especially when I have felt that I need to write things that I am not interested in. Other times I have written the posts I am interested in writing that haven’t been read.
I have also struggled with using my own name as the title of a blog. I’ve had a couple of other sites with catchy names to build a brand but have always felt the need to write without putting me, my voice or my heart into it. But, who cares what I’ve got to say? Unless you’re an expert or what to be seen as an expert, why would anyone want to listen to you?
So stick around if you want to read about the real me, the truth about starting out as a writer and anything else that takes my fancy. If not I’ll still be writing!