So step one in my journey into the world of blogging was to buy the book “Blogging for Dummies”. That should have been simple enough, right?
Lesson number one: Blog stands for Web log. Ok that is something I did not know. The other thing I didn't know is that I need followers.. I kinda like the sound of that... Who doesn't want followers.. As long as I don't have to shave my head and sell flowers at the airport, sign me up.
There is a lot more techie stuff to this blogging than I expected. Blogging for Dummies has helped, but I am still not sure what an RSS feed is or what I need to do with it. I do know that I will not be hosting my blog on my own server. I think that is advanced blogging and I am still enrolled in Blogging 101. I need to start slow and easy. The book tells me that I need to blog daily or at a minimum a few times a week. A good blogger spends approximately 10 hours a week blogging. So I guess I need to figure out how to turn 24 hour days into 28 hour days or learn how to function on less sleep. Isn’t that something we all wish for?
Something that is supposed to be fun is turning into another part time job. Ok, so currently, I work 55 hours a week at full time job, 5-10 hours a week, at my part time job as a hairdresser and now 10 hours for blogging. No problem. ..
I guess if it is important to us, we make it happen. How do we determine what is important to us. What brings us joy? Sometimes I think we get so stuck in the daily grind that we cannot break away to see the joy around us… If blogging brings me joy, I will find 10 hours a week……
We need to find the time for the things that are important to us.
What is important to you?