So I have been blogging for a while now…..a whole year to be exact.
What did I learn if anything. It seems to me that everyone who writes about what they’ve learned since they started blogging get freshly pressed. I’m pretty sure it will not happen to me , but I will share my experience with you anyway.
As many of you know, English is my 2nd language so for me to write and express my feelings is not as easy as for any of you which is why first I would like to thank my 2 biggest supporters and proof readers: my co-worker who is also a teacher, Audrey, and my lovely neighbor Amanda. Thank you both for never telling me NO.
The more I wrote, the more comfortable I start to feel about my writing. I went and bought a book “How to be a Writer” . I read it and blogged about it and believe it or not, the author of the book Barbara Baig contacted me, wanting to do an interview. Even though I felt shy right now to contact her back for the interview, one day I will. The truth was – my writing was on the blogging “map” so to speak. Furthermore, I signed up for freshly pressed on WordPress and as part of my morning routine I read featured posts, some of them I liked and commented on, some of them …. I just read.
To my surprise after leaving a comment or two, some of the bloggers decided to check my blog out and actually commented on whatever I had to say. I felt as I had a “voice”……. My very first “real” comment was celebrated with a glass of wine. When I said “real” I meant a comment not from my friends, but rather from a blogger like me. Slowly but surely I have built up my small, very small audience of only 14 subscribers. I know for many of you it’s not much, but for me it’s a validation of my writing.
Finally here are few points of what I learned not about blogging, but about myself:
1. I am doing what I like and knowing that people are reading and enjoying my babblings gives me much pleasure,
2. I read now more than I’ve ever read before, stories of average people, who are experiencing more or less the same life and the same feelings as I do and
3. I made new friends who are always, no matter how stupid my story may be, will leave positive comments.
In conclusion I would like to say that blogging experience exceeded all my expectation …if I can only figure out Twitter now 🙂