To conclude my 31-day writing challenge (a bit late, I know … I was supposed to conclude on Halloween) I thought I’d write a bit about what I have learned about blogging in the past month.
First of all, I love writing and sharing my stories. I love the process of sitting down and typing my thoughts. That is a good thing.
It is good to push myself to achieve more, try something new, and continue learning and growing.
However, trying to type and publish something every day can result in quantity without quality. It is difficult to come up with great graphics, photos, and writing content every single day, especially if blogging is something that gets put off until after the kiddos are in bed. The result is something more like a journal entry than a contribution to society. It is more about what is going on in my head than what you might benefit from as a reader.
Blogging every day takes a lot of time and dedication. It takes away from other things I could be doing with my time … like preparing for baby #5. Or sleeping.
This writing challenge was so good for me. I had something that was my own. A goal that was for my own enrichment.
It was also a challenge in my marriage. Andy and I bickered a lot this month about how I was spending my time. He was concerned that I was not getting enough sleep, which was a very valid concern.
Blogging requires discipline and organization. It requires planning and tact. I am not gifted in these areas. But they are areas in which I have a strong desire to improve.
Ultimately, I like it. I like blogging, so I will continue to try to do it well. But I must remember to love God, my husband, and my family first.
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