I’ve been sitting here at my desk all day (seriously, it’s been over 6 hours) just drinking coffee and looking around. Now I’m hungry and really wanting to get in there and start dinner. But !!
But it’s Day Two and I haven’t posted Day One yet.
Same thing happened the first time I tried Blogging101 a year ago. Posted once and that was okay. Then I posted twice. And flipped out. Completely lost momentum. It was a simple question, but I somehow managed to channel some extremely painful stuff. Little did I know.
Showed up on Monday morning in July, all excited and ready to BEGIN. Discovered that registration had closed. So what changed between July and August? Nothing. I’m going to now chill out and enjoy the process. Already, I like the word count thing in the corner of the pane.
Deep breath and start —
Who I am and why I’m here: In a nutshell, I’m learning WordPress. I’ve used a lot of other platforms, and it seems to be the similarities that are tripping me up. Similar, but not the same. Of all the platforms I’ve used, this intuitively feels like it will do whatever I want it to do. No more bypassing templates with my own html code — this’ll work for me as well as with me. Not sure why so intimidated, but it’s sure enough time to get going on this thing.
To help you get started, here are a few questions:
- Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
- What topics do you think you’ll write about?
- Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
- If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
I keep numerous personal journals along with other blogs. Why so many journals? Because I choose what I need for the writing I’m doing. Channeling of any kind is always a real consideration, so it’s become necessary to provide context clues for myself. Then I go back through, tear it up and turn it into something new. Discovered the world of mixed media several years ago and it’s changed the way I look at my practice. I love paint. Sometimes I don’t start because I fear I’ll never stop.
This blog has been sitting here doing nothing for several years, so the idea of topics has changed frequently. It was/is an Etsy store. However, there’s been a sea change — an evolution. I still haven’t been able to attach to the name, but the original idea is somewhat the same. Topics? Well, at one point I wrote “deconstruction zones” in the tagline — I also think of the lifting or breaking of curses. It’s immense. It’s huge. I will focus and I will describe it. Later.
No thoughts as to who I might connect with. After years of online business, I realize it’s beyond even my imagination.
What does it mean to “blog successfully”? The blogging world has changed dramatically since the earliest days on Blogger. The answer for me is ORDER. In a year, I hope that I will achieved some form of order to these thoughts, this art. I will be able to focus. And if I lose myself for hours through channeling, there will be some feedback out there for the experience. And -that- gives me plenty to think about.
Hopefully, I will be back to tackle Day Two shortly.
Tagging and publishing. No looking back.