Let’s be honest. Getting here took me a lot longer than it should have. There’s something huge about blogging. It’s the whole combo-platter of anxieties, and an empty page to boot. So, yeah… about a year and a half. Five months, once I decided to sit down and do it.
That’s probably the biggest lesson I’ve learned. Whatever you want to do, get out there and do it. Get moving! The goal is a whole lot closer than you think.
The next part–I’m relieved to report–is that people have been a whole lot more encouraging than I would have guessed at the beginning. Everyone I’ve come into contact with has been completely respectful and positive. Everyone. I haven’t had one single negative or abusive comment. This is a good community to be part of, and even when we disagree, it’s in an incredibly warm and inspiring way.
And I’ve met some incredible, brilliant, and talented people along the way.
I had a lot of trouble, at first, figuring out what I was going to blog about. Writing, mainly. Goals. I wanted a space to share some of my WIP, and that’s what this was going to be.
I don’t revise that fast, and no one wants to hear about my writing statistics. Writing isn’t a spectator sport. And also, it needs more explosions.
Later on, when I decided to write about whatever came into my head, things got easier. A little less focus on the writing, but more humanity in the blog. It worked for me.
So, here I am, 200 posts later.
I haven’t died of exhaustion.
And I haven’t completely embarrassed myself.
And I’m going to keep going. Because you guys make it worth it.
Thanks again, everyone!