You know. In the same category as other hobbies such as scrap-booking, fishing, quilting, collecting, etc…
Take for example, when someone decides to make a quilt. They don’t race to get it done. No. They take time to find a pattern. Then they pick out the perfect fabric. They’ll carefully cut out each piece and painstakingly start making their blocks. When their blocks are done, they’ll arrange them “just so”, stitch them together, etc….. It may be years before the quilt is done. And when it is, they can sit back and enjoy their masterpiece.
When I started blogging I remember the feeling I HAD to get posts published. Why? Who knows except I probably read that’s what bloggers do; publish often to attract readers and the search engines.
So, that’s what I did; published five or more times a week, rushing to get more data “out there” whether others were reading it, or not.
But now I question if that was the right thing to do as I’ve learned our blogs wait for us, as do our readers.
No one expects us to reveal everything in the first month of blogging. In fact, since we continue to learn more each day, if we choose, we could be blogging for the rest of our lives.
And, that’s okay.
That’s what keeps readers coming back. The suspense. The mystery. The surprise of what we might reveal next. The joy of following our journey.
And when we consider the fact how a post we publish today, will begin to get buried as soon as we publish another, we soon figure out our best tips, ideas and observations could go unread.
Did you ever feel like I did, where you felt an urgency to quickly get something published, thinking you only had a limited amount of time?
Or have you come to the realization like I did, that blogging is not a race and you have begun to enjoy the journey?
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