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What I’ve Learned From Blogging

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Now I mentioned in Thursday’s post that there was one more slightly reflective post left coming from me. And here it is today.

What I’ve Learned From Blogging

Well first off all I’ve learned that if not taken care of properly it can take over every aspect of your life. Seriously. Every area of it. Watching TV, thinking about blog posts. Having a shower, thinking about blog posts. Trying to sleep, guess what? Thinking about blog posts. It’s kind of everywhere.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing per se, but there are times when I just don’t want to think about anything really. Least of all a blog post that then involves me after to locate one of my planners so I can figure out where it can fit in my schedule.

Talking about schedules, blogging has also taught me how to be better organised. For a long time I was flying by the seat of my pants (that’s such a weird turn of phrase) and figuring things out at the last minute. It lead to irregular timing for the posting of things and honestly, there was a lot of messiness. Even when there were was only two posts  week on here, there was a lot of messiness. Upping my posts was the first step. Getting into a regular posting time was the second one. And then slowly, slowly I actually started thinking about things more than 5 minutes before I started writing things.

I mean the majority of the rest of my life is chaos (ya know the time that isn’t structured by my job) but my blog finally seems to have an element of structure to it and that’s just been learned by doing the thing. And I think I am getting better at the doing, so that great.

I’ve also learned that it’s fun. I mean I didn’t go into this thinking that it would be a drag or anything because that is kind of crazy. But when you’ve been doing it for a while anything is easy to get kind of run down by it. And I definitely have had that happen a few times, there have been times when I kinda wonder why I still elect to do this and I am pretty sure I have talked about this whole struggle multiple times because it is a recurring thing for me. But at the end of the day when the last thing I want to do is write a blog post or even acknowledge that this blog exists something hits me and I remember why I found it fun in the first place.

One of the main reasons for that is because I find something inspirational within the blogosphere and that’s the most fun thing. Discovering new blogs is a great way to pass the time. Discovering information about things you didn’t even know you were all the actively interested in is fun. Knowing that you aren’t in this whole crazy blogging thing alone and that the idea is probably gonna get out onto the page somehow is kinda fun. I mean it’s a crazy kind of fun, but it’s a bit fun nonetheless.

And that’s the most important lesson I think I have learnt from this crazy endeavour that I elected to take in many moons ago. There are so many other blogs and bloggers out there that offer support, sometimes without even knowing it and it’s nice knowing that it’s out there. Which isn’t something that I was all that aware of when I first started typing away.

And also, if it’s not fun, it’s not worth it. That’s a lesson I’ve learned along the way too. Some posts just don’t wanna exist and sometimes the brain just doesn’t want to look a blank screen. That’s fine. Taking a step back won’t end the world (or the blog).

What lessons has blogging taught you?

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