On Mama Kat's writing workshop, the writing prompts are:
4.) Have you thought about shutting down your blog? Why haven't you and what would cause you to make that decision final?
I have read on Jenner's latest post that the average life span of a blog is 6 months. I believe that is when 'Bloggers Burn Out' tends to set in. I started to feel that after having my blog for only two months!
It's time for me to refocus on why I started to blog. I love writing! I developed a love for writing at a very young age. I loved writing stories and I think I was one of the very few students in high school that loved the essay writing assignments, I thrived on them!
I love getting comments, I love visiting other blogs and I love the bloggy friends I have made. Those are just awesome benefits!
However, I am losing sight of the bigger picture. I am spending waaay too much time visiting other sites and not enough time getting my manuscripts out there, which is very time consuming. Starting a blog was a way for me to improve my writing skills, finding ways to become creative and of course, showing off my awesome family!
The past two weeks, I have actually considered shutting down the blog to concentrate on writing more children's books, but realized that the only reason why I have gone back to re-visiting my dream of becoming a published author is because of this blog! I started to let the dream go, until I started blogging.
The creative juices started working, the writers bug started biting again, and the passion for writing was reignited. I know I still need a lot of improvement in the writing department, but for the very first time, I'm starting to believe that I'm a really good writer! Whether you disagree or not, it feels good to finally have some confidence and I owe all of that to blogging!
In order for me to realize that dream of becoming a full fledged author, (and who knows if I'll ever be published, but I'll never know if I don't try, right?) I will be posting only two or three times a week and will do my best to visit your blogs as often as I can.
Reading blogs have become a great addiction, but it's starting to become more of an obsession. You know you are reading way too many blogs when your husband has something important to tell you and you tell him, "Shhhhhh. Can't you see I'm reading what Mother Goose has to say?"
I'll still be blogging, reading, commenting, but it will have to be after I pay attention to Renaissance Man, Moe, laundry, cooking, cleaning, eating, exercising, running errands, and yes, searching for a publisher!