Tomorrow is my one-year blogoversary!
I’m a nostalgic person. So it’s been fun to reflect on the past year blogging. I went back to look at my early posts (and actually found myself quite obnoxious). I was really overly bubbly and said things I thought were funny, but actually weren’t. I used a ton of exclamation points and all around I think I was trying too hard. It’s crazy, how much we can change in a year…
It’s interesting how we each have our own blogging voice—and how different it can be from our writing voices, or our every day voices. For instance, I always know I can go to Mark, when I know I need a laugh, or Alex, when I need to tune in for blogosphere news. EJ when I need an inspirational post, or Jolene when I want to feel grounded. This little writing world is such a fabulous tight circle. And a strength. It’s fun. And it’s SO much more than “creating a writer’s platform.” Which was how it started.
And I never would’ve guessed a year ago what kind of friendship/support I would’ve found.
A year ago I was afraid I’d look like a fool if no one commented. A year ago I pre-planned posts, reading them a bazillion times before I posted them. A year ago I stressed about what I was saying and how it would be received. A year ago I didn’t know who I was as a writer.
And the list goes on.
And it couldn’t be more opposite now.
This little community is amazing, and I honestly don’t know how anyone makes it in this business without all of you.
So on that note, I want to highlight a couple of new blogs you should go check out. Angie and Ryan G. You guys both rock! Let’s show them some love! Also, thank you, Gloria, for your kind shout out to me this week.
How long have you been blogging? Hit your year anniversary yet? Have you changed at all since you first started? Addicted to this community?
Red. Head. Out. :D