Liz of A Belle, A Bean & A Chicago Dog and Jessica of Four Plus An Angel are hosting the #SummerBlogSocial from August 1 – 5, for those of us who don’t make it to BlogHer. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about blogging and social networking from other bloggers.
Yesterday, I offered 10 tips for someone who’d like to start a blog. Today, I swing the focus back to myself.
But of course.
Liz and Jessica asked: Where do you see your blog in 6 months? Or a year?
Honestly, I just hope I’ll still be blogging in 6 months.
I’ve been known to jump enthusiastically into something, throw myself into it wholeheartedly, immerse myself fully and BOOM, a few months later, I lose steam and fizzle out. I abandon my passion and it’s like it never even happened.
Case in point – jewelry making. When I was pregnant and newly unemployed, I spent 4-5 months learning to make jewelry by hand (or beading, if you want to get technical). I’d spend 5 hours a day, 5 days a week at a friend’s jewelry shop, just churning out rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings. I even considered setting up an Etsy shop.
Yeah, guess how that turned out.
I went on to have my baby and devoted myself full time to his care and upbringing.
Fortunately, I have not lost interest in the most important person in my life, so don’t panic, people.
The same cannot be said for my beloved jewelry. I have not made a single piece for nearly 2 years. And I have no intention to. I’ve simply…..lost interest.
I have no lofty ambitions for this blog. I don’t intend to make any money. I know myself too well – the moment a hobby threatens to turn into something I can monetize? My passion for it dies out.
And I don’t want my passion for blogging, for writing, to die.
I’ve made too many friends, built too many connections, invested too much time, fallen too hard for this blogging thing, to just have it fizzle out on me, to just give up.
I cannot imagine not opening my laptop and checking Twitter to see what my friends are up to, or to see who has left me a wonderful comment.
I cannot fathom life without writing, now that I’ve rediscovered it.
So in 6 months from now?
I want to still be here to read your blogs, and leave you comments.
I want to still be here to tweet with you at all hours of the day
I want to still be here, in this little online home I’ve carved out.
Will you be here with me?
What about you? Where do you see your blog in 6 months?