Blogging is Like a Box of Chocolates! (Forest Gump’s Guide to Blogging)
That is, according to â€œmamaâ€.
Well, perhaps there was a grain of truth to that statement.
And, much the same, blogging has the same potential.
In some ways blogging can be nothing like we expected, and in other ways it can be more than we ever imagined. True?
Here are a few examples of how blogging can be like that assorted box of chocolates, and how to best embrace it.
â€¢ Blogging is rich. Unlike some bloggers, I actually am first and foremost a writer. And yes, I think there is a difference. I really didnâ€™t know what to make of the blogging phenomenon, or whether Iâ€™d even take to it. My initial reason for taking the â€œplungeâ€ was because I wanted to build a stronger platform for potential book sales. But somewhere along the line I found that I really liked it! And folks liked me. Go figure. Blogging indeed adds â€œrichnessâ€ to most writersâ€™ lives in that there is a great deal of interaction with readers, and the connections and experiences can prove to be pretty awesome!
â€¢ Blogging can provide those â€œfeel good endorphinsâ€. Iâ€™m not certain whether itâ€™s the â€œventingâ€ element of blogging, the fact that it has fewer â€œrulesâ€ than other genres of writing, or that itâ€™s less formal in nature. But thereâ€™s no denying that I feel better post my blogging posts.
â€¢ Blogging is â€œassortedâ€ with an array of experiences and reactions, and even a few â€œnutttyâ€ episodes in the mix. Sometimes you can labor long and hard on a post and publish it and get â€œ0â€ comments. Nada. Then other times you prepare something and donâ€™t really expect it to be well received, and itâ€™s a huge hit! Huh? Donâ€™t despair. Always give your best, but know that you wonâ€™t always be a big hit, despite your efforts.
How about you? How would you compare your blogging experience to a box of chocolates? Or any other analogyâ€¦