Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Joy of Blogging #IWSG

The question of the month: How long have you been blogging? (Or on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?) What do you like about it and how has it changed?

I started blogging about fourteen years ago. Blogging in general was probably at its peak in popularity with a huge community taking part. When I started, I was so enthusiastic that I blogged every day.

My first blog was Christian based with devotional thoughts every day. Then I added a writing blog (this one). I quickly learned I couldn't maintain the output so I dropped the frequency of posts and then I eventually let go my Christian blog and turned it into a book instead: Cling to God: 365-Day Devotional

I've met so many wonderful people over the years through blogging. Some have disappeared completely. Many stopped blogging once they got agents and published, turning to other social media. But a whole lot are still here.

Today blogging is probably considered a dinosaur in the social media world. If not for the IWSG, I would've stopped blogging too, but the community is a treasure to keep and I do love the long form of blogging, which is very different to the blip media out there.

How about you? What's been your blogging journey? What is it about blogging that keeps you tapping away at the keys?


This post was written for the IWSG. Every first Wednesday of the month, members post on their blogs about their writing insecurities or offer some encouragement to others. If you are new to the IWSG or want to learn more, then please go HERE.