A few weeks ago, it was my first anniversary of being on WordPress. It was a whole year of committing to blogging on a regular basis (once a week). When I originally decided to create a blog, I did not know if I could keep it up for a year. I was not sure if I would have enough ideas for a years’ worth of blog posts, but I decided to give it a try. I did not have blog goals, I had a general overall plan and niche for my blog. For the most part I planned to go with the flow which seems to still be working well.
Reading my earlier blog posts compared with my most recent ones, I notice a difference and growth within a year. I have seen my writing and voice grow as I wrote about different topics and read other people’s blog posts. Blogging became a fun hobby to go to when I needed a break from schoolwork. It was a way to make sure that I kept writing for me. Usually during the school years, I write less for me and more for assignments. By the time I’m done with assignments, I do not have the energy to write for myself. Blogging became a way to break this habit. A simple commitment of posting a blog post once a week was not overwhelming and I actually look forwarded to writing and posting. It became a part of routine pretty quickly and I figured out what works for me. It was interesting to learn more about myself and share parts of myself with others. I am grateful to the WordPress community. I like the support and help that members give to each other, such as Novus Lectio’s work of maintaining the community pool now called Swimmers. Reading other people’s posts and about their lives is enjoyable and a great learning experience to see how differences and similarities in our lives.
Thank You WordPress, my followers, and everyone who read one of my blog posts!
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What changes have you noticed about your blogging?