You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
Today marks exactly one year of blogging for me. I started my blog exactly a year ago today.
I am so amazed that I have actually been blogging for year.
A year ago yesterday I started really thinking that starting a blog would be something that I would like to do. It was an idea that I had been toying with with various degrees of seriousness for some time before then. But on that Wednesday I decided that I did want to start a blog for sure.
Although, at that point I had no idea what exactly I was going to be getting myself into. I wasn’t even sure about what platform to use.
The next morning, since fortunately I didn’t have anything that I needed to do, I launched myself into starting a blog.
I found WordPress. I personalized my site. I wrote my first blog post. On writers’ block; I am still not sure what I was thinking when I did that…
The evening of February 15th 2018, I posted my first blog post.
And I have been blogging ever since.
My blog has grown since then quite a bit.
I have learned so much about blogging and writing.
I have become more confident in my writing. Before I started this blog, I rarely shared any of my writing unless I had to.
Often writing anything that I knew someone else would read would take me weeks (or at least all the time that I had). Now I can write things often much more easily (although not always).
I have begun to write things quicker too. When I first started to blog, it would take me so long to write a blog post, often I would spend a couple of days just trying to write one simple post. Now there are days that I’ve written several in a single day.
I have to say that one of the best things that I have learned since I started to blog is that WordPress has a scheduling feature so that I can write blog posts early especially when I know that I am going to be busy.
I have found this feature so helpful. I wish I had discovered and begun to take advantage of it earlier in my blogging career.
Especially that time when my Chromebook’s charger stopped working last summer and I had to get like two or three blog posts done with about two or so hours of battery left. I did get those scheduled to come out at the right time which was good since I was not able to use my Chromebook for several days until my new charger arrived, but I do wish that before that had happened I had had a few blog posts scheduled so that rush to get blog posts written never would have happened.
Although, I do think that that is the fastest that I have ever written that many blog posts. . . Which is kind of a good thing?
Since I started this blog I feel that I have learned a lot about writing.
Before I started this blog I mainly wrote stories and poetry. I only wrote non-fiction for essays.
Now a lot of my blog is personal opinions, but I still feel that it has helped me to improve non-fiction writing.
Actually, it hasn’t just helped me to improve a part of my writing.
Writing for my blog has also helped me to improve my story writing.
Writing for my blog has helped my writing to become more clear in fewer words, it has helped me to include more description, and it has also helped me by helping me to plot more before I start writing something.
Blogging is amazing. That is probably the most important thing that I have learned from this last year.
It is amazing just to be able to sit down and write something that someone on the other side of the world may read.
I am so glad that I started to blog.
And it is not something that I plan on stopping to do at any point in the near future.
I am excited to start this new year of blogging. I hope to take my blog to new levels.
There are so many more things that I want to do with this blog.
But before I move into the future, I want to take a minute to look at the past. It is the past, after all, that has made this blog what it is today.
So, I would like to share with you my favorite blog posts that I wrote this last year:
- Just an Ending
- 10 Things I Love in Books
- Plotting Made Easy
- First Lines: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- 5 Reasons I Love Writing
- Narnia – The Writing Tag
- NaNoWriMo 2018: A Warning
- Avengers Book Tag
- Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 5 – Waiting
- 5 Reasons to Re-Read Books
Those are probably my favorite blog posts that I have written this year, and I am so glad that I am getting this chance to share them with you!
Now let’s move into the second year of this blog remembering the past, but looking to the future.