I’ve been blogging since 2006. I have a lot of blogs some of which I have disowned. Some, I still try to maintain. For example, my tech blog and a blog that I am writing with my favorite personal moments(Its a private blog that I am writing for my kids to read 🙂 . Got this idea from watching too much of How I met Your Mother). But this blog, the Escape Route will always be special to me.
Though I have been blogging for a long time, I was never quite serious about it.I wrote when I felt like and what ever I felt like. But that was when, no one read my blog. Since the beginning of this year, I vowed to post everyday. Its’ been 20 days and I think I am going crazy. All I can seem to think of, is what to blog next. Everything that I see, everything that I hear and feel wants to become a post. My mind is busy all the time, thinking of what my next post is gonna be.
My tasks in gmail consists of possible blog topics.The first thing I check in the morning when I wake up is my blog stats. I’ve been told by seniors in the Blogging field to not be too concerned about the stats but hey, I can’t help myself.I get excited when someone ‘likes’ my post and super excited when someone comments on my post. Need I say what happens when someone subscribes to my blog?
Every time I post something, I am anxious. I wonder what kind of reviews I am gonna get.From my past 20 days experience, I’ve understood that posts that seem awesome to me are not so awesome to the readers and vice versa.(As long as the vice versa happens, I am happy). I feel like I don’t want disappoint my readers. I don’t want to make them unsubscribe me. Do I sound paranoid? (I am only 20 days old and have 5 subscribers ) .And I am already CRACKING under the pressure. HELP!
I have friends who are really honest about my posts.(Thanks Dinny) and a not so regular reader hubby.(He likes to sit on Saturdays and read all that I have posted for the past week.Should I complain?)But the wonderful part in this whole experience is this. I love blogging.It is as simple as that. It gives me happiness to just write my thoughts and to have people reading them is a bonus.And though my mind is obsessed about writing, I am totally loving it. I think that this is the kind of pressure I’ll always look forward to.Every day.
I want to know how many of my readers are blogger’s themselves. So, would you mind taking the poll? Thanks a bunch.