I did it! Today is day 30 of my 30 day blogging challenge.
Prior to this month I had only ever published six posts to my blog over the span of a year.
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. I’m active on all of them. I love having spaces on the web to stay connected with people and share my thoughts. Yet, my blog went neglected despite the fact that I work for WordPress.com as part of my role at Automattic.
I had a perception in the back of my mind that blogging is a hobby that takes up a distinct amount of time whereas social media is simply a built in part of modern day life.
It’s true, to a certain extent, that an average post on WordPress.com takes some more time and thought than an average Tweet. But, deep down, I knew it was not true that blogging has to be separated as a distinct hobby that only a few take up. It’s as much for everyone as the likes of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, which are all really forms of blogging themselves.
Setting myself a 30 day blogging challenge for the month of April forced me to make the time to blog each day and to get into the flow of actually using WordPress.com more in my day-to-day life.
How does my blog fit in with everything else on the Web? When I went to the Grand Canyon I posted photos to Instagram, Tweeted snippets of tales while on the trip, and kept in touch with my family on Facebook. WordPress.com is where I was able to bring that altogether in one post. My blog is a place to store thoughts and memories that mean something to me.
Some of the posts from the past 30 days read like their rushed and some already make me cringe a little, but they’re representative of me and will only get better the more I try. 🙂 I’m glad I took up the challenge to post every day in April.
Going forward, I will aim for one or two posts a week.