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A New Year and Another New Start

We have reached the beginning of another new year.  Time to reset the goals for the upcoming year.  A time when everything is new and shiny.  A time to begin again.  So while I sit here at the start of the new year, I have to reflect on what has been and where I hope to go.  

I enjoy writing so it seemed only natural for me to write a blog.  I have seen other people have success at writing and in making money at writing.  Like many others I thought I could do it too.  I have a full time job already and my husband and I both have craft businesses but at some point in my life I would like to retire and be able to have some income without having to be a greeter at Walmart.  Blogging seemed to be a way I could avoid Walmart.  Even with all this to occupy my time, I still wanted to try.

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My Blogging Challenge Experience: What I Learned

Blogging every day takes more time than I expected. I knew it was going to take time but it proved to be very time consuming keeping up with everything that went with researching, writing and publishing a new post each day. Many times I rushed through this process just to post something. The reactions I got showed that you enjoyed the posts that I spent more time with. The entire process did speed up as I went along but I still struggled.

One of the things I thought I was prepared with and wasn’t is topics to blog about. I had a pretty good list but as the month went on a lot of the “quick” posts seems repetitive and not really my best work. I eliminated most of them in favor of posts that I already knew a lot about and could write about easily. While this was better, I found myself scrambling to keep up due to last minute planning. From now on I will plan out an entire month in advance with both titles and a brief outline.

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