Yesterday was my 1 year blogiversary. 207 entries written thus far. I honestly never envisioned enduring for very long when I began this site on a whim last year. I just wanted something strictly for myself again, that I could maybe pass a few minutes with, along with some stress. It’s grown to be that and so much more.
Things I have learned this year in the blogosphere:
1. People like drama. No, really. Some people REALLY like drama. They feed off of it, poised at their keyboards for the next outrage. Which is alright, I guess, but it’s not me. I’m a lot more laid-back than I ever realized before.
2. There may be unforeseen rewards to starting a blog where the main focus is the crazy days as a mother, such as becoming a much more attentive parent. I notice things now that I wouldn’t have given a second thought to before. In fact, every day is blog fodder waiting to happen. Material can be found in the most obscure places, the best stories to tell sneak up on you when you least expect it.
3. It’s disturbing what some people search for on Google.
4. You will get jealous. You will be envious. You will wonder how that person has as many readers as they do and you don’t. You will wonder why you’re never on any “best of” lists. You will wonder if you’re doing it wrong. You will wonder if you’re not sharing enough. You will wonder if you’re sharing too much. You will wonder if it’s worth it. You will get mad and crazy and sad at your computer screen. It’s OK. It’s normal. You will breathe and hopefully it will pass.
5. You will appreciate and love those who stop by to read what you have to say, especially those who cheer you on or lend their support and comment. Thank you for making the past year so very worth it.