The NaBloPoMo prompt from Friday.
Always a day late with the prompts, but here is some of what I have learned.
- I learned daily bloggin is damn hard.
- I learned it means forcing myself to write even when I don't want to.
- I learned that some days it is okay to just blog about the mood of the day, and other days it really helps to have prompts.
- I learned it keeps me from proofing and changing my posts 10 gazillion times before I post it.
- I learned it makes me re-write entire posts.
- I learned the delete key is easy to hold down.
- I learned sometimes it is okay to share that thing I wasn't sure I should share.
- I learned it is okay to not include a picture with every post. (Even though I feel I MUST...ADD PICTURE....with this ten-second-attention-span world we live in.)
- I learned some days I am writing just for myself.
- I learned some days I am writing for other people, and those are the days that I hold the delete key down the most.
- I learned how much I love to read comments from perfect strangers.
- I learned there are so many others, just like me even though they are nothing like me.
- I learned that no matter how hard I try, I am always a day (or more) late in posting what I wanted to post yesterday. But I am still posting.
- I learned that I am not funny enough. Not clever enough. Not witty enough. Not original enough. But really I don't care.
- I learned that even though it is hard to blog every day, I am achieving a step on the road to my ultimate goal of earning a living through writing.
- I learned that this hard work is the only way to achieve my goal. It is helping me become a writer.
Blogging every day ain't easy, sweetie, but the rewards are great.
I babble, I type exactly what is coming out of my head, I struggle with trying too hard, and not hard enough, I am deleting entire drafts, I am starting over, I am insisting on 'that is just how I want it', and I am just accepting 'that is good enough'.
I am typing my heart out. Each and every day.
For someone who 'is not a writer', but wants to be, this is just the right thing to introduce the thinking of 'I am a writer'.
What have you learned from blogging? Have you tried to do it every day for a month? Any tips or tricks to keeping that 'not a writer' thing out of your head? Is daily blogging a good way to become a better writer?