Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Third Blogiversary!

This is the third anniversary of my first post.  It's been an eventful three years, and I've learned several lessons along the way.  I've morphed from traditional wannabe to indie fanatic, and I've tried several things on this blog, some of which have worked, and some of which haven't.

The first, and most important lesson, that I've learned over the last few years is that blogging on a consistent basis is...hard.  It takes much more effort to put forward some kind of post that shows effort than I was expecting.  Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way, and there are times when, if you're not ahead of the game, you will miss your deadlines.

The second thing I've learned is just how much you evolve over time.  This blog started out as a way for me to express myself and what I wanted out of the writing business, and it has turned into much more.  I've become a cheerleader for the indie movement, a whisperer of advice on how to run a business, and I've even dabbled in weekly short stories for the audience.  I've abandoned what hasn't worked, and I've included things that were meant as a lark but became much more.  I've re-learned that eternal life lesson that the only constant is change.

Along the way, I've discovered some great writing blogs, both those that are straight out about writing, as well as some that are more about the business aspect.  Some have provided inspiration, some have helped me keep perspective about life, and others have dabbled in taboo areas yet still keep me engaged as a writer.

The next 18 months or so will be challenging for me on a personal level, but I'm hoping it will help me stay grounded and continue to reach towards my final goal - writing for a living.  I'm grateful that you've chosen to stay with me these past few years, and I hope you'll continue to do so as time marches on.  Thanks!


  1. Happy three year!!! And thank you so much for the link too :) Blogging regularly and staying connected with the blog community and all that is very hard. I've struggled with that a lot too actually. I THINK I'm finally getting back into it, but it's tough! Yay for sticking with it :)

  2. Thanks! Hopefully I can stay into it better this year. Good luck to you as well.