It is going to be three years and some months this month in the business of blogging. I am glad I am still going on. Earlier when I started blogging I did not think much about how am I going to take it forward or will I ever run out of ideas and blog posts some day? That idea of running out of blog posts sometimes still haunts me today, mostly when I am not writing a blog post. It’s okay I guess with a blog and an audience(of course, you guys) comes a greater responsibility.
I must say I enjoy blogging. I enjoy writing posts, I enjoy keeping a word limit for every post and trying not to exceed it, I enjoy sharing my views and opinions, and I enjoy when people give their feedback. I am glad to made some friends here.
I think there were times when I used to think that I will soon burn out and stop blogging but I guess if you take your time in doing the thing, you never burn out and run off the ideas. Another thing this blog drives me to do is to read books. Books and books and more books. I can say because of the blog I have read a vast variety of books. I get to know about a new book which I have never heard or read, almost every week. It feels good and becomes interesting when people share their views on different titles written by different writers or mutually share an opinion with me over a single title. When I started this blog I had an idea just to read and review a hundred books. I think I have surpassed the number and I really don’t care about the number here, not anymore.
Along the way I have learnt much about blogging. It’s a great experience to experience and will only be known to you if you experience it. Things I have learned here after spending the amount of time is that you have to be honest about your opinions or views over a thing no matter what. Especially when writing about books, I cannot know everything about books. At times, I cannot write everything in a review, that metaphor, those subplots, no. I try to be as honest in the reviews as I can, it is important for me to share my views on the subject.
Consistency is another matter and another lesson you learn when blogging, or not. When I started this blog I was not consistent at all. For the past few months, I have been trying to be consistent in publishing blog posts and I don’t know how much I can hold to that but it is fun. It is fun to be consistent and it is fun not to be. It can be a good thing, if you write more you get more ideas to write about, and it can go the other way around. ‘To be or not to be’ consistent is not the major question here. I think as long as I am reading there is going to be some blog material to write about. The other consistency I am developing is the consistency in my writing.
That’s all I got for now.
If you are a blogger, what piece of advice will you pass on?