Blog Her NaBloPoMo, Friday, March 7 2014
What have you learned about yourself through blogging?
Well, I can keep this short today. I’ve learned that I do have things to say, I’m just not sure I am ready to say them to the world. In words. I’m happy to say them in pictures.
I’ve learned that I’m a bit obsessive compulsive with my blogging. I need to post something every day. These days it’s one photo blog post for my CY365 project, and one more writing-based post for this project. And I don’t want to miss a day. What will happen? No one knows. Could be the Zombie Apocalypse. I’m not taking any chances!
Now, as I talk about the things I have learned about myself, I need to include some of the things I have learned through actually committing to blogging this year (although none of them probably came as a surprise to me, nor will they surprise you). I have learned that blogging is not a one-way street. You blog, you get comments, you read other blogs, you comment on them. You meet some wonderful people in the blogging world, and learn a lot of interesting things about them and the worlds they live in. I’ve learned that in this process, not only am I shy about doing a lot of writing, both for myself and because I’m not sure if anyone is really interested in the words, but I am also shy about commenting. I know I want to comment more on other blogs, but I don’t want to just comment for the sake of saying I Liked something (and I know I am echoing what one whom I am coming to consider a blogging friend posted yesterday – thanks M.R.!). There is a “Like” button for that. I want to comment when I actually have something to say that is meaningful. I’m still working through that, and I think that’s ok. I’ll figure it out out eventually.
So, these first few months of becoming an active participant (I won’t go so far as calling myself a contributor. I have seen real contributors in action, and I am not one of them yet!) in the blogging world have been eye-opening for me. But the eyes are only beginning to open. I still have a long journey ahead of me. But I’m looking forward to it – one step at a time!