Approaching my one-year anniversary as a blogger, I was thinking about what I have learned during this past year as it relates to blogging and how I am doing as a blogger. Should I blog more often? Should I write about topics unrelated to writing? How much time should I spend on each post? Do I enjoy blogging? And what am I trying to achieve?
Overall, I enjoy keeping this blog - it's fun to write about various topics and to read people's comments, advice, and thoughts. It also makes me think about the different elements of writing and allows me to share the challenges thereof. Of course I hope that it helps me develop as a writer and slowly establish a platform, which I feel I will need if I am published one day. And, last but not least, I am glad to have met so many other writers in the process!
The main challenge is time. Blogging just once a week as I do takes at least 30 minutes. I also check my bloglist twice a week for at least 30 minutes to see what you're all blogging about (now that is loads of fun!). Sure, an hour and a half does not sound like a lot, but when there are so many other tasks that vie for that same time slot late at night, it is.
What is your main objective in blogging? How much do you blog? Any suggestions for me?