Okay, it's February 18th! Time to focus on my New Year's Resolutions.
One of my biggest failings in 2014 was my will to blog. I've decided to dust off the typewriter covers, sit my arse down and remember why I enjoy blogging in the first place.
Like many of you, I love writing, I love sharing, and by golly, blogging can be fun.
Or it's supposed to be.
I visited five random bloggers Monday, and was surprised that two were "taking an extended break," while another writer said she was "done with blogging."
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What's happened to so many of us in the last 12-18 months?
Saturation point in the blogging community?
Social media explosion diluting own brand, time and energy?
No "return of investment," as in followers or book/agent deals?
I don't have the answer, but perhaps it's a mixture of the above?
Obviously, there are still some amazing opportunities to grow your blog (A-Z challenge anyone?) but I think, for example, that cover reveals and book launch tours have bullied blog hops into submission.
Seriously, if I saw my old blog hop today, I would, like totally pull a Valley Girl and be like, "That was so 2013.")
However, I don't want to quit blogging.
Not after all the blood, sweat and beers spilled in the making of this little blog that could (especially now all my "Spammates" in China and Russia have lifted me over 200,000 views.)
For (the rest of) 2015, I'm going old school with new vitality (not found in small blue pills sent in little brown packages.)
I will try reconnect with those who've given up on me (I am a recovering non-return commenter.)
I will make the effort to blog more frequently than once in every 39.7 days.
I will continue to share good news when it happens!
And now that the family is moving from HI to VA, I'll have a "blog new-name" reveal on St. Patrick's Day, (March 17) - but trust me, after the Coconut Bra/Grass Skirt incident, there's not much more to be revealed :)
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Happy writing, and I leave you with a quote from the smartest man who's never coached in the NFL (mainly because he's a fictional TV character.)
"Clear eyes, full heart; can't lose." --- Coach Eric Taylor