It’s coming up to three months since I started my new, improved approach to blogging. I came out, admitted I had a few problems that had badly affected my focus on writing/blogging and declared my determination to do better.
Before that time I had gone through a period of reading many of the blogs I enjoy for entertainment or for the fantastic and informative posts, especially on writing and marketing, but I was a lurker, in the background, never taking part. That is not good , I know. It’s was not helpful to anyone but myself, but it was just the way it had to be at that time.
Now I feel I am on a roll. It’s small (for small read minute) by comparison to many, but I’ve posted reviews and a bit about myself and my books and the ideas are coming. But I watch with awe as the posts roll into my Reader or inbox and wonder, seriously, how do you do it?
Many of you have thousands of followers. I know many have full-time jobs and young children at home; I have neither and yet it seem so hard to keep up, make the comments I would like to make, not let people down who deserve comment on their marvellous posts, put together my own posts and write books and market them!
I know hard work and dedication are required and I am up for that but I also think that maybe you lovely people have some tricks of the trade that you might be willing to share?
This morning, just as I was about to sit down and write I received an email from Jenny at Jennyinneverland with a link to her lovely blog and her post on blogging. You can read it here. She is much further down the blogging line than I and has some interesting things to say after successfully completing a huge blogging challenge. It seems, though, that there are still questions to be answered. Maybe it’s just our continual desire to improve wherever we happen to be in the game at a given time?
I want to thank everyone who has followed me so far and say that I hope to give back some of the really great and insightful things I have learned via blogging and some of the fun too. And if you do have any pearls of wisdom for this newbie I would be so grateful if you would share!