Six Month Anniversary of Blogging Every Day
It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months since I start blogging. I’m really enjoying it and I hope that you’re enjoying reading it. To honour my six month anniversary of posting everyday I’ll be talking about my experience writing a blog.
My first post was about Paranormal Activity 2, I wrote it straight after I came home from seeing it in the cinema. I was babysitting my nephew, so it took a while to write the post, but I was glad that I had because it set my whole blogging career in motion. From then on I wrote every day. It was so easy at first, everything was fresh and there was so much to write about. As time went on I realised that sometimes I would really have to work hard to get myself to write. There’s always something to write about if you’re willing to look hard enough.
I have lazy days and there are days when I want to write about other topics, that’s why I added the random section. For a while it did become a crutch, but as I got used to researching and writing a piece every day, I was able to reduce the amount of random posts. Once I’d done that, the blog began to get more hits. That’s not to say the random posts didn’t get views, they did.
If you write a blog the hardest thing to do is find the time to write it. At one stage, I was posting all my articles at two in the morning (I don’t need much sleep). It was only when someone told me that the quality of these posts was not as good as the ones written later in the day that I stopped and began writing in the evening instead.
Another tip I’d give is to only post stuff that you wouldn’t mind your worst enemy reading. If you’re like me you won’t really mind people joking about what you write, but some people genuinely don’t like that. Just make sure you don’t post anything you don’t want getting back to you. I had a bad experience with the song I wrote for Near fm. I wrote the song for an assignment in college. We all had to do a group presentation and I thought it’d be fun if my group sang. One of the members asked me to put the song on my blog so he could read it, I posted it and he liked it. In the end the group wouldn’t sing it, but someone (Robbie) told everyone it was on my blog and it was read out as part of our presentation. I would have preferred all of us making fools of ourselves together, but I got top marks so I don’t care.
As well as my six month anniversary (blogiversary), I also broke 10,000 hits today. I didn’t ever expect to get so many hits. I want to thank everyone who reads this blog, seeing the number of views makes me so happy. It feels great to have my work read, so thank you all. Well we’ve reached the end of this anniversary post, but tomorrow, in honour of my first post, I’ll be writing about Paranormal Activity 3, so be sure to check that out.
Hope you enjoyed this post, I’ve struggle through so many technical difficulties to get it up but apparently it’s Matt’s fault whoever that is. Don’t forget to leave a comment below.