After going back and reviewing some of the posts at the beginning of this blog, I have come to certain conclusions:
- Started with the best intentions of regularly posting, I have not. This could be, in part, because I never intended this blog to be a “This is what I did today”/ diary-type blog. I have written posts that I thought had some thought, purpose, and/or inspiration. Sometimes I have had these thoughts, but just didn’t sit down to write them while they were fresh on my mind. In 2015, my goal on this matter is to publish at least one post per week. Sometimes I know there will be more; but I want to write more engaging posts that will encourage feedback/ comments/ interaction.
- The clearly-stated purpose of this blog was to be encouraging my fellow writers to improve our craft. In some of my earliest posts, I addressed this and provided writing prompts, author/ publishing information. Unfortunately, these did not spark any comments. My desire to use this blog to create an interactive community of writers wasn’t working. I became discouraged, and sort-of put that sort of dream aside. Even if they were not specifically about writing, my other posts were intended to spark interaction with my readers. In 2015, I will work to post regular material specifically directed to my fellow writers, and hope that it reaches them, challenges them, and inspires them.
- I have received notices throughout the duration of this blog, informing that so-and-so “liked” certain of my posts. That is nice, but I desire more communication. I am not really sure how to reach more people with my blog, but I will investigate and try smarter ways. It’s not just a numbers thing. This blog is intended to build a community of peers.
So, in conclusion, if you are one of my readers/ followers, or if this is your first visit, I want to hear from you. I want to not only interact with you; but I want to encourage you, and help you in fulfilling your passion (for writing, that is).