Wow. It seems like I started this blog yesterday. My first official post was on March 8, 2008. Well, it really wasn’t. You may or may not know that this blog started out as a static website. I later transformed it into a WordPress blog.
The upside to the transformation process is that I can post more frequently and enjoy the interaction with my readers. The downside to the blogging format is that it earns less money. Oh well, the price of convenience.
What I’ve Learned in the Year and a Half of NJFM Blogging
1. You meet nice people
2. You can’t please everyone
3. NJFM blog does not employ SEO and probably never will
What I’d like to Change:
- The template and categories. I’d really like to revamp this blog. I want to change the template, modify the categories and menu structure to make it easier to find older posts. I’m also getting a little tired of the pink/burgundy color scheme.
- My computer. I’m really sick of Windows Vista, but that has nothing to do with this blog. Sorry, lost focus for a moment.
What My Readers Have Inspired Me to Do
1. Keep blogging
2. Write a book
3. Practice what I preach
4. Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes before I respond to comments
What I Like Most About Blogging
I find that blogging takes me outside of my little corner of the world. I’ve met people I would never have met otherwise. I’ve not been to Australia, India, The Czech Republic, Taiwan or to Minnesota. However, through this blog I’ve been able to interact with folks who live there. Blogging makes the world less large and more personal.
Challenges faced by working moms and freelance writers in Delhi are similar to those faced by working moms and freelance writers in Berlin, Toronto, New York, etc., etc., etc. We are really more alike than we are different. Every once in a while I find the reminder to be very refreshing.
Enough of the Koom ba ya campfire warm and fuzzies. Bottom line, we’re all striving for the same goal. We all want to be able to earn a decent living through our writing. If this blog helps you and me accomplish that, then I’ve got a reason to continue blogging.
Next onto post # 251!