Today marks the day I never saw coming when I started my personal blog 2 and a half years ago. Today I am proudly submitting my 300th blog post to all of you fellow bloggers, readers, and followers.
Whew! So what does it mean to have 300 posts? It means that mathematically I submitted a post every day for 10 continuous months – if I had actually sat here with due diligence and had the ideas for 10 continuous months. It also means that three happens to be my lucky number and two zeros behind it make it look even more fabulous.
Out of all the things the past 300 posts have taught me, this is the one that has come to my mind the most lately:
It takes a lot to keep on blogging.
Motivation, time, and ideas. I know, some bloggers just blog about daily life, inspirations, and what not. But it can take so much more effort if daily life is not going too happy or if you are just not on the way you imagined you would be.
In the past 3 months I’ve found it even harder to sit down, concentrate, and write a post. Not that the weather had much to do with it. After all, summer did end a while ago. But I couldn’t bring myself to spend some precious time on a hobby and passion I’ve pursued for so long because I felt guilty. Guilty with wasting my time in front of a computer, not looking for a job, or not spending it with friends and the few people I have let into my life here in New York.
It’s been a bit of a rocky road this year and as I can tell by my monthly post count, my blogging has certainly suffered a bit. Times change, circumstances change, and people change. I believe all of this has happened to me over the course of the past 6 months. Now be that a good or a bad thing or simply a thing – I’m leaving that open for discussion. However, it has shifted my attention into a different direction. While I still love writing and perhaps always will, I also love to do other things. I love to photograph, I love to travel, I love to explore new places. And sometimes liking way too many things can lead you to a passway where you have to carefully assemble your time and set your priorities straight.
So blogging hasn’t really been my main priority and my main occupation lately. But I don’t think it makes me less of a blogger than I was before. I have never felt so comfortable in writing and submitting my ideas via the world wide web than in the past year. Practice does make you a master. And seeing how my grammar, my spelling, and my style has improved is certainly a great motivation to keep on going.
After 300 posts of blogging, I feel no end is near but no consistency is close, either. Blogging is something that will just happen – the way it did before. And it’s great to share it with you all.
Here is to the next 300 posts and counting!