Today I am celebrating 2 years of blogging on WordPress. When I received my anniversary “award” today, it made me think of my blogging path. I started my original blog 2 years ago, wrote one post, and didn’t post again for nearly a year (6 days shy to be exact).
When I began writing again, I posted nearly every day for 2 months. I had a buddy who kept me accountable, which I have found is an excellent way to support myself in meeting a goal. Even though I was blogging, I was keeping it private. My husband said that’s a diary. (For those of you who read my blog, I apologize for repeating that line so many times… but it makes me laugh.)
Eight months later, I made another writing agreement and enlisted a third force (this time it is a Yearlong Agreement Group) to hold me accountable. I began this year with a more ambitious goal… to write every day this year. I am adding the discipline of posting my writing onto my blog. So far I have kept my agreement. In fact, I started two days early.
In these first 7 weeks of 2014 I have accomplished more than I had in the previous 22 months. I joined the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog challenge. It helped me make lots of improvements to my blog (including linking to my Facebook page) in just one month. It also helped me connect with the blogging community, which has been invaluable.
I added Wisdom Wednesday to my format. Every Wednesday, I share a quote that inspires me. I also joined the Phoneography Challenge: Your Phone as Your Lens to break up the monotony a bit. For this challenge, there are different subjects for each Monday of the month. I am enjoying it even more than I thought I would.
In the future, this blog will be connected with my coaching practice and will be an access point for my first e-book (hopefully before my third anniversary). In the meantime I want to wish a Happy Anniversary to me!