Still at it!
I’m happy to be able to say that I have stuck to my ambitions and am still writing blog posts. It’s proving to be the creative outlet I was looking for. I’m learning things about myself in the process. For example, I often really like to organize things into numbered or bulleted lists. I have some ideas as to why, but I think I’ll save that for its own post.
Now that things are settling, I’ve started to share my blog a little bit. The url is now on my resume, LinkedIn, and email handle. Soon I will probably post it to Facebook too. Despite the slight increase in advertisement I’m still not getting any traffic. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the narcissist in me craves attention. I need to be vigilant and maintain my purpose as personal and professional development, not page views.
There definitely seems to be certain topics and formats that I’m more suited to. I may start streamlining towards those, and in fact I scrapped some posts I had started for the first time today, but I will try and keep experimenting too. This wouldn’t be much of an exercise if I just did what I was comfortable with.