Another Year Ahead

You know that when you get the 1 day expiration notice that you’ve been putting something off for one of two reasons: you forget about it or you haven’t decided if it’s a good idea.

WP Renewal

When WordPress renewal notices came for my site over the last month, I really was not sure I wanted to keep the blog alive, or if I wanted to keep my domain name.  My posts had been somewhat sporadic over the last 12 months, nothing like I thought I would be posting. I had grand plans about posting every day, every week, every month. And I’m sure I would have if any of the following had been true:

  • I had endless ideas or topics
  • I had no family or work responsibilities
  • I was more committed to actually achieving that goal

If you’ve been following my blog at all, you know that I do have family and work commitments to which I happily devote considerable time each day. It’s kind of like my exercise plans — full of good intentions, some improvements and development, but never consuming 100% of my life. Like many writers, I struggle to find worthy topics, or to even get beyond the planning or draft stages of writing. As an English teacher, many people assumed I am a writer. That writing comes naturally to me. Nope. I have to work at it. This blog has helped me get better, but I have a long way to go. In fact I know I will never stop growing as a writer, which is really the point.

As my first year as a more committed blogger has come to an end, I have taken the plunge and signed up for another year. To be fair, I have enjoyed the experience. I joined a few group blog activities that gave my efforts some focus, and I’ve found a ton of other great bloggers who have inspired me to keep going and trying new things.  With luck, in the next year I will achieve a few more goals.

One thought on “Another Year Ahead

  1. I think we can all relate to the blogging ups and downs – the doubts about whether to continue or abandon the activity.
    Glad to see you have decided to stay in the race for another year. I’m starting to think of it as a friendship that sometimes is very active and other times grows quiet … like ‘real life’ 🙂

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