Sunday, October 2, 2016

31 days of simple blogging: day 1

So I'm actually starting on day 2 because I totally procrastinated yesterday. We went out to dinner at OliveGarden for mom's birthday and when the nearest Olive Garden is an hour and a half away, and you don't get home until 9:00, and you're tired from the car trip, blogging goes on the back burner. Anyway, I probably should've written a bit more about this topic when I introduced it, but I... didn't. I've been blogging for 13 years in July of this year, and I think I've picked up a lot of things along the way. Most of them are contrary to the regular advice you read out there and some, like this first one, are extremely basic, (and I thought about using it as a the tagline for a new blog.)
Blogging should be fun.
OK OK so that's really simple! Oh and don't get me wrong, there are stressful parts of blogging! I've done a lot of blog migrations this year, some were just to test services to see how they work for me, (they didn't,) and others were real ones. Blog migrations and having to get off my server to avoid paying $191 isn't easy! Oh and I suppose if you own a big blogging network, wait... do any of those still exist? I'm pretty sure it's 100% stressfull. If you just run a couple blogs, though, it should still be mostly fun, (in my opinion, of course). So what's fun about it? Well, if you answer the door in your underwear and someone who turns out to be the FedEx guy says, "uh... I think we have the wrong place," and you think, "that would definitely make a good blog post!" Later that night you actually sit down to write said post, that's the fun part of blogging! If you have a few things that go together well and you get all excited because you're like, "yay! I can write a list post!" that's also the fun part of blogging. Oh yeah, and if you enjoy looking back in your archives from 3-4 years ago to see what the posts look like around the same time of year, that's also a lot of fun! in the post This blog is not having an identity crisis I detail some of my reasons for blogging in this post. Answering mom's questions I attempt to provide a shorter version of the reasons in this one. I'm the kind of person that attempts to enjoy life in everything I do, so if you don't enjoy blogging/writing you just might want to try something new. OK, that was long, and now I have to write another one!

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