Two years ago, I decided to start a blog.
It was a spur of the moment decision, born of the need to write and zero inspiration for the writing projects that already existed.
Back then, I thought the blog would be about books and wanderlust, with a smattering of writing posts.
Clearly that didn’t last long.
I’m not sure if I’ve learned much about blogging since then.
I neglect my blog for months at a time.
I go through periods where I post once or twice a week.
For every ten posts I write, I get one that seems to resonate more than the others.
I know how to create a post, yes, and I play with my theme every now and then. The longer I have this blog, the more topics it has. Sometimes I wonder just how many of my readers are my relatives.
But I have learned a lot since starting this blog.
I learned that I will be ok adventuring alone.
I learned about my personal traveling style.
I learned not to give up on a writing project, and that a little time away can make a story better.
I learned that sometimes characters don’t need an entire book. They just need to be introduced to the world.
I’ve taught myself basic audio and video editing.
I look at the world differently since I started blogging. Every experience adds to my stock of stories. I’m more intentional when forming opinions. I wonder how much of my personal experiences and reactions are universal.
Here’s to another year stumbling along.