Friday, October 10, 2014

I never thought blogging would...

Finally caught up with #Blogtober14! Today's prompt is "I never thought blogging would..."

As I've said, I'm a new blogger but that doesn't mean I haven't made observations even in the last few days about blogging.

One of the biggest things I thought I knew about blogging, but was mistaken about, was in regards to time. It takes a lot of time to blog (hence playing catch up on #blogtober14)! After thinking up creative, original ideas, writing each post, reading other blogs (which I loooove to do, don't get me wrong), commenting on blog posts, sharing through social media, it gets to be a lot!

Although it is time consuming, I never thought blogging would be as easy as it is for me. Now, I'm not saying blogging is easy. In fact, it's harder than I thought it would be. I guess what I mean is that I never thought I would be able to press publish as easy as I have been able to. I tend to be somewhat neurotic (people who know me are laughing at the word "somewhat") and controlling. I also experience a lot of anxiety so putting myself out there has always resulted in me second guessing myself. I'm always nit picking and over analyzing myself. I've always talked myself out of starting a blog because maybe it wouldn't as fun as reading everyone else's because mine wouldn't be as good. Or because it wouldn't fit together with the kind of writer I hope to one day be.

Blogging has allowed me to partly silence my inner critic which has been crucial for me. It has taught me a lot about putting myself out there and being proud of who I am. It hasn't been long but I know blogging is going to be wonderful for me and documenting my journey.

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