You probably have already figured out I’m new at this just by poking around this site. I started this blog because, like a lot of bloggers, I’ve always dreamed of being a writer.
When we made/updated our family goals a few weeks ago, I thought it was a good time to start blogging about reaching the beach. Writing about our various goals and my personal goals could not only make me more accountable, but also keep me motivated.
Some goals motivate me more than others. Paying off the credit card is very motivating, as is decluttering, and of course, having a blog that people actually enjoy reading.
Others are not as motivating such as training for my walk. I really want to do this walk and one would think that wanting to would be motivation enough. Problem is, I hate to exercise. With the weather being so cold, I am relegated to the treadmill for walking. That seems to make it exercise, whereas taking Willow for a walk is fun. Walking outside in general is fun, but I just can’t handle the temperature right now regardless of how much I bundle up.
Some goals: meditating, learning Italian, working on my family tree, are not as motivating right now because of the time factor. They’re in the back of my mind, but I am comfortable with spending the down time I have decluttering and writing.
As a new blogger, I sometimes feel my mind wanders off topic. I edit, read, edit, read, and edit a few more times before I post. Half of what I originally write before the first edit usually doesn’t make the final cut, mostly due to wandering off topic! I still seem to wander a bit and need to learn how to fix that.
I try to look at my posts from the point of view of an anonymous reader. Would I enjoy reading this if I hadn’t written it? Does this actually have something to say to people? At this point in my blogging, it’s hard to know.
I continue to read a lot of blogs to see how they are written. To see what about them makes people want to come back for more posts. That has been helping me.
As a new blogger, I love not only comments, but comments that also can teach me to be a better blogger. Constructive criticism. I would be much obliged if you would leave a comment.