Writer’s Corner – (01) Keep Going!
Writing – it’s a freedom we love and blogging is the vehicle through which we have chosen to express that freedom!
But building a successful blog requires time and work. Which means being intentional.
As I have written in previous posts I started this blog around 7 years ago and I became pretty inconsistent during the past 4 years. Infact, I would say it literally was ‘tumble weed and crickets’ for 3 of those years!!
But writing never left me, it was just ideas to write consistently that became a challenge. Encouragement was always my centre, but keeping it fresh…that was the rub!!
The blogging world is immense, and it is easy to feel like you are writing and no one is reading. But there is a lot of information out their for newbie bloggers you just have to chose to be engaged.
So I have chosen to get more involved. With my new found drive for writing I joined a writing course in order to learn about writing children’s books. It a dream I have had for years and finally decided to make it happen. So I begin that journey next month.
I have also started to implement some of the Do’s for blogging. One of which is to pay attention to your stats. Not something I ever done before, but as I always state, learning can begin at any point in time. You just have to be intentional and consistent.
If you look at your stats on a weekly and monthly basis it can be really eye opening? You can see what is of real interest to readers and what is getting the most attention. This has helped me to hone down my focus more and hopefully will improve my writing.
How about you? How are you improving your writing as we go into a new year?