One year of blogging

In two weeks it will be a year since I started this blog. I didn’t know what to expect, beyond putting my words out here and coping with the resulting panic attacks. I didn’t know who would respond, or why, or how.

People have been way more kind than expected, and that’s blown me away. It’s become easier to respond to others’ comments, although I was deer-in-the-headlights freaked out at first. I can even press ‘publish’ on posts without obsessively checking for mistakes. Some may groan at the resulting typos and grammar offences, but for me it’s progress. It’s been a fun year.

So what’s next? This blogging adventure was to help overcome my fear of publishing (a book). The book still isn’t finished, and blogging sometimes distracts me from working on it. My self discipline isn’t what it used to be. Does that mean I should shelve the blog? No. Something needs to shift, though. Still figuring that out.

9 thoughts on “One year of blogging”

  1. Hey! dustbunnies436 I think you are doing a bang up^ job! I have found our blogging community to be filled with polite thoughtful, and empathetic folks, one time I had some religious nut send me endless e-mails of bible crap, so I wrote him and open message on Word Press, and told him I was going to find his home and come and strangle him to death with his computer power cord if he did not Leave Me Alone!, Not a peep since! You do not have to take crap from anybody, just fight back, they (Trolls) are all cowards, or they would not need to hide themselves, and they cannot really hide, they can be found with a little effort on your part. So KEEP ON BLOGGING! We need more like YOU on here!


  2. Congrats on being able to hit publish without obsessively checking for mistakes! I’m still working on that part but it’s true that it has been quite a challenge, especially for the first few posts… Keep up what you’re doing, I’m sure you’ll figure out how to keep blogging while focusing on writing your book 💪🏻!


  3. Oh wow. Can relate to everything here. Love the length of the post too… I’d like to be as concise. Don’t remember ever seeing a grammar blip or typo from you… not that it would matter. Your prose is so clean, and zen, and honest, yet compassionate, both to self and others… and that’s refreshing.


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