Saturday, 30 April 2011

A-Z blog challenge: B is for Blogging and Blogosphere

I love blogging. It took a while to find my voice and a good rhythm, and now I have it has become something I really enjoy.

I like being part of the blogosphere. Even if it's just on the edge and what I do is mainly lurk. I read blogs about writing by people who write and who have varying degrees of publishing success. Other blogs I read are about books, feminism, privilege and prejudice, paganism, pop culture, astronomy, body positivity and some other random stuff. Occasionally I comment. I love it when people comment here.

Then there are memes and challenges. Make a list of something? Brilliant. Get ideas for blog posts by doing challenges? Awesome.

When I started blogging two and a half years ago I was looking for the discipline of writing regularly despite all the other demands that life has. To start with my posts were very short. I couldn't think of anything to say that someone else might want to hear, or that hadn't already been said by someone else. Gradually, I got over being shy and embarassed about my writing and for the last six months or so, my posts are longer and more detailed. I like to think that I'm a better writer because of it. I'm certainly more confident and that's no small thing.  

3 comments:

Martin Willoughby said...

To coin a phrase, 'every little helps'. What is more, blogging is REAL writing as opposed to replying to emails. :)

Victoria Snelling said...

Hahahahaha! That's what I keep telling myself :-)

Misha said...

Those first posts can be quite painful to write, but gradually we find our voices and become comfortable. :-)

Thanks for the follow back on my blog.