The truth about long-term blogging

Happy 2nd Blogiversary

I have been reliably informed by WordPress that today is the second anniversary of me starting up my blog – 12th July 2013 – a momentous date. I believe there’s some statistic floating around out there that 90% of blogs that fail do so within the first 90 days and there are a huge number of blogs failing every day.

So why has blogging been something I’ve stuck with so consistently over the past two years? I generally get bored of most new fads in my life within a few months. I also get interested in things that I see other people pursuing, particularly if they are doing a really great job of it – a little voice goes off in my head “I could do that just as well, if not better” when in actual fact people that do things well just tend to make them look easier than they are. It’s generally when I realise that most things done well take a lot of time and effort that my interest begins to wane.

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My blogging journey

100th post!

So yesterday I published my 100th blog post! It has taken me the best part of 9 months to get to this point and I’m really quite proud of my achievement now – not quite as life changing as having a baby but a lot less painful!

I have learned a lot along the way but I know I still have a lot to learn and a lot to achieve. At the moment I am enjoying the linkys I participate in, the sense of community and being able to share some of the things I love – my experiences with my family, books & movies I love, recipes I have tried, photos I have taken and random thoughts that have occurred to me.

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