Monday, November 21, 2011

An Interesting Observation

When I started blogging January of 2010 I immediately found some blogs that I liked and followed them.  As a blogger I know that it can be really nice to know that someone out there is reading what you write.  Not because you want to get famous or have legions of followers (although let's not lie, it would be cool to have a ton of people following your blog).  But I'm realistic.  That's not going to happen.  And that's okay. I'm just excited that this blog has made it this long.

I've hit some dry spells here and there.  I've gotten extremely busy and The Sunset Won't has taken a back seat.  I'm proud that I've made it to 241 posts.  241!  That's incredible.

Because today, I took some time to really look through the list of blogs that I follow.  Because I've noticed that many of the blogs I followed when I first started aren't blogging anymore.  One my my favorites, My Masonic Apron, stopped 2 months ago.  Others haven't written a post in almost 7 months.

An interesting trend I thought.  But, let's be real.  Thinking of something to write about a few times a week, and then writing something with any sort of quality is hard.  It's challenging.  And when you don't know if people are actually reading what you write, sometimes it can feel like a waste.  But for me, that's my choice.  It's my choice that virtually everyone in my life has no idea this blog exists.

But I don't really write for them.  I write for me.  To help me keep track of what I'm learning.  What I'm experiencing.  How I am challenging myself to grow.  There are other things here too of course.  But mostly it's for me.  And if someone else learns something from it.  Gets inspired.  Or encouraged.  Comforted.  Challenged.  Well that's just a really big bonus.

If you are a blogger, keep writing.  Because whether you know it or not someone may be following.  Someone may be inspired by what you write.

Remember, life is short.  So make mistakes.  
Learn lessons.  Live life the best you can, live it to the fullest. 
 Because many things in life can wait... but The Sunset Won't.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. Sometime this year i too wanted to quit blogging but i remembered what got me writing in the first place; it was for me. Many of my blogger family are no more which is sad..but i'll keep writing till the pen runs dry. :)


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