Yesterday I had lunch with my friend David in Denver. Like a number of other people that I’ve talked to during this month-long road trip, David reads this blog, at least sometimes. I’ve been surprised and encouraged by the number and diversity of readers. I have not promoted it. My goal, when I started last fall, was to see if I had what it takes to regularly write. This is my 116th post, so I am gaining confidence that I am able to sustain a blog.
For me, sustaining a blog is not easy. I have considered quitting a couple times. For me, the steps to producing a post are:
- Remember that I should write something.
- Think of something interesting that has meaning beyond the incident itself.
- Find the 30 minutes or so that it takes to write approximately 300 words.
- After gaining confidence that the blog communicates what I intend, hit “Publish.”
- Enjoy the comments that people offer in response to what I have written.
I intend to not be “preachy.” Rather, I try to recount personal experiences, current observations, and lessons I am learning. I prefer to say, “Therefore, I want to change,” than to say, “Therefore, you should change.” I hope that what I am observing and learning will encourage others. However, that is up to them.
David encouraged me to begin promoting this blog. I am willing to do that, but I will have to learn how. Do you have input that would help me? For example, it would help me to know why you read this. What have I written that particularly encourages you? How could I improve this blog? What would make it appealing to more people? Your feedback is appreciated.