Wednesday, 14 January 2015
If you're thinking about starting a blog but you're a little unsure because you don't know how often you'll have the time or the urge to post, please don't let that put you off. To blog "successfully" (a term that means different things to everyone!*) there's no need to post daily. Or every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At 9am on the dot. Schedules don't work for everyone. I fell into that trap and for me it was NOT fun.
There's a notion that if you don't stick to a schedule, or take a break, or whatever, that you'll be replaced. There are millions of blogs, right? I guess it's not an unreasonable assumption. But you're not that easily replaceable. When you're writing about what you want to, in your own voice, I don't think you're actually replaceable at all. Because if you're doing you, there's no one else quite like you.
Many of my favourite blogs are only updated once a month. Sometimes less. In fact one of my favourite blogs, Beautiful Clutter, hasn't been updated for almost two years and I still stop by to read through the archives every so often. They're still my favourites because they're unique. They're written by people being unapologetically themselves, and that's what I love. It's not something that's easily replaceable.
Meaningful connections can't be undone so easily.
And that's what this is all about.
* To me, a successful blog is one that simply exists. The account was created, the page designed, and a post published. It can be scary putting yourself out there. And in continuing to write, new successes can be reached. But after the first post, failure just isn't a thing.