The team decided our theme for this month’s posts here would be “2020 visions of blogging.” This set of weekday posts focuses on:
I started my blog, The Sound of One Hand Typing, in 2012 so that I could participate in this challenge. I had been reading about it on other people’s blogs for almost a year and finally decided to bite the bullet and start my own blog so that I could participate. I had a great deal of fun participating, so much so that when May rolled around I didn’t know what to do with myself. Now I had this blog and a few readers, and I knew I had to keep going with it, lest I lose those readers and the enthusiasm I had for blogging. I tried writing about my nascent career as a fiction writer, but the more I wrote about it, the less I believed that I had a nascent career as a fiction writer, finally realizing that it’s awful hard to be a fiction writer if you don’t even like reading fiction.
So I started blogging about music, because I love music and I’m enthusiastic about it. I started writing stories about my youth, because the stories were funny and occasionally heartwarming and I liked telling them. I started participating in blog hops that gave me a prompt every week that I would have to write about (or, in my case, find a way not to write about while still using the prompt, which is often more fun). Now I was writing and posting every day, and having more fun than an adult should have with his clothes on.
My blog has taught me that I can be myself and still get people to read it. That’s what has kept me going for 8+ years.
What about you? What got you started in blogging, and what keeps you doing it?