On this last day of BBAW, we have been asked to set goals. Specifically, “Write in 50 words or less…what do you like best about your blog right now and where would you like your blog to be a year from now?”
I mentioned something earlier this week about how uncertain I was about my blog right now. I’ll admit that I posted that in a moment of weakness, depressed after paying bills, and extremely tired – I know better than to post anything when I’m like that. Now that I am more level-headed, I feel better able to answer these questions.
Whenever I click on my blog to double-check on how things posted, I am filled with tremendous pride. I mean, I created that. Those are my words written there for anyone to see. People like what I’ve written and have responded to it. I love my design and have spent quite a bit of time trying to keep it as uncluttered as possible. While there are some things I would like to change, namely widening the main body and making it three columns rather than two, I am content with what I have. In general, my blog is a great depiction of me.
My goals for the future are to filter even more of me into my blog. To continue to focus on books but also more of what else excites me in life – music, cooking, my family, my friends. I plan to continue to blog for me, because I want to do so, and not out of any sense of obligation to anyone else. By this time next year, I should be all done with my professional certification and can spend the time I want to spend blogging rather than feel torn because I should be studying. This also means I can participate more in challenges and memes and in general become a greater presence in the blogging world. I only started blogging in January and am amazed and thrilled at how much I enjoy it, how many new friends I’ve made through it, and how much I’ve grown as a person because of it. I know that this will continue in the next year and look forward to it!
Things pass. And book bloggers ar there to to cheer you up.
BBAW: Setting Goals
Good luck with your goals. Here is mine
Thanks, Ceri! Lesson learned – never try to post anything cheery after paying bills or when you've been up for 18 hours. It's not going to work.
That's a great answer, Michelle. 🙂
We all have moments of insecurity but I'm glad you're feeling better about it now.