Okay, I have written about blogging once before…quite some time ago in fact. And when I typed my first blog I promised myself I would blog each week. I vowed to my family and friends that I would be diligent in the creation of a weekly journal entry to the masses. Unfortunately, I did not keep that promise.
Oh, I made sure to not hold myself accountable. I had no time because of work, unexpected events, writing my debut novel, blah, blah, blah. What was frustrating to me was that even though I wanted to blog, my creativity began and ended with my novel. Well, that first novel has since been published. So I gave myself a pep talk, sat down at my computer, placed my fingers on the keys, and…NOTHING.
How could this be? How could I have endless ideas for not one, not two, not even three novels, but 4 novels, yet I could not find the words to type one blog entry each week?
I read other blogs by authors who seem to have words flowing endlessly. Some of them blog at least three times a week. Yet here I sit, week after week, month after month, and my blog archive contains less than five posts. It’s shameful. Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. I’m a writer. I should not have this problem.
So after talking with my oldest daughter, and also a coworker, I am determined once again to turn myself into a blogger. I have been advised that the best bloggers have an organized plan on what days they post and what those posts will be about. With that in mind, I am holding myself accountable to post a writer related article on Wednesdays and something inspirational on Sundays.
There’s an old cliché that states “the third time’s a charm.” That’s see if I can live up to the challenge. If not, I will comfort myself with some Oreos and a cold glass of milk before attempting this mysterious world of blogging a fourth time. And if I succeed, then I will celebrate with those same Oreos and cold glass of milk. 😀