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March 30th marked nine years of blogging!!
It no longer feels as significant...it's just a lifestyle. I used to blog daily
and now it's weekly.
Some weeks are harder to get it together than others! This week I managed to get a few
ideas into draft so I can elaborate later. I even had a blogger friend suggest a
great subject!! If anyone out there is interested is throwing a idea my way
just shoot me an email....
I am always open to new ideas or subject matter
as well as good questions!
as well as good questions!
9 positive and negative sides to blogging!
The negative side of blogging for nine years!!
1, Some of my art and blog posts from the beginning are terrible and should be deleted!
2, Some of my really great posts from the beginning have never been read!
3, It's a long time to blog so at times it's difficult to remember back whether your idea has already been addressed!
4, Blogging can feel a bit narcissistic at times! "I" can really get sick of myself at times.... especially when "I" use the word "I" too much!!
5,The original reason I started blogging has changed immensely over time, taking a different road as my legacy! There are less photos and more artwork!
6, Sometimes you're not sure why you blog....yet there's an internal pressure to keep it going!! That's when the content quality lacks!!
8, At times I feel internal pressure to be better than I am artistically..... especially lately since I started going through instagram. The saving grace is that I know I am a one of a kind!!
9, It's difficult not to throw age into the equation of my experience and still see things through current eyes!!
The positive Side of Blogging for Nine Years!
1, I love blogging because like minded people gather to share thoughts and ideas!
2, It's a way to express myself where people are willing to listen and comment thoughtfully!
3,It has been such a good lesson of self exploration, I have learned so much
about myself and the evolution of my creativity!
5,In planning posts beautiful positive energy fills my brain where negative thoughts could take root!
6, It's a place to purge a quandary, or new ideas and get great feedback!
7, It's a way to preserve the history of thought and creativity, not to mention events!
8, It's a place to grow and flourish, with art, words and wonderful new friends!
9, Lastly it's a place to express some of what I have learned over a lifetime!
Nine Things I have Learned while blogging Nine Years!!
1, It's very important to read other blogs, to generate a kinship, get new ideas and be inspired!!
2 While focusing on blog ideas you look at the world in a new way. Things to create and new things to say....it revs the creative juices!!
3 Blogging feeds a creative hunger that could otherwise lead to unhappiness, depression and searching for the trivial things to fill a void!
4 All forms of creative expression are good!! You never need to copy anyone since we all have our own personal style that needs an outlet!! There is no other you!!
5 One hundred people can draw the exact same thing and all one hundred pieces of art can be interesting and fun to explore!
6 No matter who negates what you do you must continue to do what you are passionate about until it no longer fuels your fire!! Social media has become a way of life. We must all learn about it to stay current!
7 Blogging can eat up a lot of your time. I have learned many things can take precedence over blogging so you need to schedule time for it, and teach others the importance of your blog and creative time!!
8 Blogging can divert you from stressful everyday issues, it can also be a wonderful stage to purge thoughts and ideas you may feel alone with! Not to mention comments often inspire new thought!!
9 I have learned that I think about and really care for those in blogland, pray for them when they are ill or have issues, worry about their well being, and truly wish them well! I am excited when they succeed or have triumphs, I'm happy for anything good that happens in their life! I am grateful for each and everyone I have ever had an interaction with. Thank you a million thank yous for sticking with me over the years!! I have met some truly beautiful creative peaceful souls!!
What is the most significant thing you have learned from blogging?
Happy Easter to all who celebrate!!