5.9.16

A Fresh Start.


So I've not blogged in a little while.

In all honesty, I've not blogged consistently since 2014.

I became increasingly disillusioned with the 'bloggersphere'. I felt like my writing wasn't up to scratch, and the content I was creating just wasn't good enough. So I stopped.

Pity party over, I'm back, and this time I'm determined to keep it going. I'm starting from scratch, so this will be my 'first' post. I've deleted most of the posts I had written since 2013, although a few (and only a few) will be being edited and republished.

I'm going to start blogging for myself, creating content I'd want to read, and hopefully, other people do too.

So for my first post I'm taking a little inspiration from Scarphelia, and THIS POST. Her "Blogging Commandments" idea is something I really want to try and commit too, so here are mine;

READ.

Reading is definitely my main source of inspiration, it can come from books, magazines, blogs, social media; I could go on and on. 

It could be as little as a sentence or an entire article, but I find reading a wide range of topics really ignites my imagination and makes me excited to create content that could possibly do the same for someone else.

Following other bloggers who are pushing the boundaries and writing innovative and exciting blog posts really motivates me to write the best content I can for my blog. 

I already have some great (IMO) ideas for content I want to produce, and I cannot wait to share it!  

GET INVOLVED.

When I was last blogging consistently, the blogging community was a huge source of support and a lovely thing to be a part of.

Whether it is chatting with bloggers over social media, or going to blogger meet ups, getting involved in the blogging community is a way to connect with like-minded people and discuss ideas. 

I'm planning on logging on to twitter more, signing up for events, and commenting on blog posts that really inspire me. I know the more I put into the community the more I will get out of it. 

WRITE.

As far back as I remember I've always enjoyed writing, and I've always wanted it to be a part of my career.

I stopped blogging at a time when I was in a job that couldn't be much further away from what I wanted to be doing, and I think that influenced my writing block. Ultimately I lacked motivation. 

Now that couldn't be further from the truth. I'm in a role that I love, and it involves writing! I've started to write for fun again, and hopefully my love for writing will be evident in the content I produce.

EDIT.

Continuing with the writing theme, I really need to learn to edit my posts more thoroughly. I had got into the habit to write a post and not even re-read it, I wasn't proud of what I was producing and it showed. 

Now, I'm working in a role that involves a lot of proofreading, so that should show in my personal work.

I am planning on tweaking some old posts. Posts where I loved the idea, but I wasn't happy with how I executed them.

I want my blog to be a true reflection of my writing style and ability, and I really want people to enjoy the content I'm producing.

So they are my "Blogging Commandments." Are there any tips you stick to when blogging? Let me know in the comments!