Take it and Blog Fridays: Taking Time to Blog
This is my second post in the “Take it and Blog” assignment from the Springfield Bloggers(‘) Association. I’m not sure if I missed a memo, but the prompt for today is, yet again, “Taking Time to Blog.” Last time we talked, I basically confessed my own crazy and my discomfort with the self-promotion of a blog. Ironically, I also felt like a big-time, fancy, pro-blogger (which I am definitely not), thus feeding my ego and dementia.
The truth is, I am a peon in the blogosphere. I don’t have a whole long list of readers, nor do I get an overabundance of comments—hell, I try to reply to as many comments as possible just so it looks like I have twice as many! And I am unspeakably grateful for those who read regularly. I’m not convinced that I have anything profound to offer the world, but you keep coming back. For that, I am thankful.
This week, as a number of possible responses to my “assigned” topic rolled around in my brain like a few knickknacks in a big drawer, I kept asking myself why I cared. Who is the Springfield Bloggers(‘) Association anyway? And what does it matter if I play their silly game? Why do I need to do this?
At some point, I realized that I really wanted to, not because it’s such an inspirational topic, but because I just really like writing. I’ll take any excuse from anybody just to be able to force myself to sit down and write. At this point, I wanted to give you some words of wisdom and encouragement, but I’m just not qualified. So, I’ve contracted the last portion of the post out to a really respectable, professional writer of the highest caliber to pass on her advice. No, really. I did.
If you love it, make time to write. And do it everyday.
You didn’t buy that, did you? Okay. That was me, but I read something a lot like it in an Anne Lamott book once.