So, The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon is a little more than a month old. I’m actually closing in on 40 posts! Exciting stuff! When I first started the blog I made a promise to myself that I would post something everyday for one month. I think one day I posted an entry after midnight, so technically I didn’t post every day. But I did post 30 entries in 30 days, so ha!
Before I started this blogging madness, I contemplated starting a blog for several reasons…
- A few of my friends blog and it looked like so much fun!
- I love to write, and to journal. This is kind of like a journal that I’m letting everyone else read. (No, creepers, you’re not going to find out my deepest, darkest secrets. Maybe some Dish fun facts, but that’s it.)
- While I write for a living, I’m limited in what I can write about. My blog doesn’t have to be relevant to a particular audience, or written in a certain style. This would give me a little creative freedom.
I was hesitant to start a blog for several reasons…
- What if I can’t think of enough things to blog about?
- Research I had done says the best blogs have a well-defined topic and is written for a specific interest group. How am I supposed to choose just one?
- What if no one reads it??
Well, I know I have a long way to go, but I did learn some things through my personal “30 posts in 30 days” challenge:
- I don’t care if anyone reads the blog. OK maybe that came out wrong. If you’re reading this, I’m THRILLED that you are! But if you weren’t reading this, I’d be writing it anyway. I love writing and just publishing the words makes me happy.
- I have plenty to write about. Many of my posts come from everyday things that I’d be doing or thinking about anyway. Everyday moments can be turned into an entry, and some of them have!
- I don’t feel like picking one topic, so I’m not gonna. Since I’m not writing for the sole purpose of cultivating a large audience, (and because I’m doing this for fun) I’m going to write about whatever strikes my fancy on any given day. I’d rather post more frequently with greater variety.
- Bloggers are awesome. And I’m not just saying this because I’m an alleged “blogger” now. Over the past month I’ve had the chance to wander through the blogosphere and learn about so many different things! There are so many really creative and talented writers out there… and it’s really inspiring, especially when I find out that some of them have taken the time to read my ramblings here!
And so, The Dish will press on, and continue blogging in the midst of running, cooking, eating, wedding-planning, reading, working and living.
Now where did I put that spoon…