I recently announced on Facebook that I was close, oh so close, to reaching 3000 views of my blog. To me, this was a previously outrageous goal - in fact I was thinking that if I reached 1000 in the whole life of my blog I'd be a happy girl.
It must be said that my goals and in fact much of the content of this blog has evolved - especially from it's beginnings 5 years ago (apparently blog years are like dog years...so really it's a 35 year old blog...) and particularly as I've "caught my stride" over the past 6 months.
I like blogging. I like the idea that maybe someone, somewhere might read my words and be challenged or inspired, or think ''gee she's just like me''. I've become a vociferous reader of other blogs too, and have about 70 in google reader as well as a number of direct to email subscriptions. I understand that for the most part, bloggers are not getting rich from their blogs - in fact most do it purely for the enjoyment of writing - but there is always that thought at the back of my mind that perhaps one day the book that is said to be in all of us might come to fruition in part as a result of diligent blogging!
Three months ago I started a second blog. It's kind of anonymous due to the subject matter, and so now I furiously write for two. Both in different styles on completely different topics, and yet I think perhaps my "voice" is clear in both.
For me, the challenge is about refining my style, my voice and my subject matter - especially for this blog. I like knowing I'm part of something worldwide, even though we are all mostly lone voices sitting in front of our own laptops.
Come along for the ride - 30 days of blogging...and beyond:)