It escaped me in May. The realization hit me today. I've been blogging for over 2 years now. It's caused me to reflect back on why I began blogging in the first place and to ask myself where I want to go in the future. The clouds in this post remind me that blogging is as evolving as the changing clouds.
I readily admit the first year was all trial and error. I was really just learning the basics of blogging. The formatting, the design, etc. I was basically writing, from the heart, something I enjoy doing. It seems it was about what I wanted and I had few followers to prove it.
During the second year, I began finding more blogs that I wanted to follow and gained more followers than I ever imagined. How perfectly delightful those followers have become. They lift each other up during rough times, they are generous, they help those in need, they share their lives, they share my joys and struggles. Without them, I am nothing.
Thanks to many of them, I learned even more. Yet I still struggled (I am pretty confident I'm not the only one) with figuring out what I thought others wanted from a blog. Trying to evaluate what "they" wanted to see or read in a blog. What would prompt "them" to comment on a blog entry.
So I started changing things in an attempt to gain followers and comments. After all, I value each and every one of them to the bottom of my heart.
I like the way my camera is reflected in this cloud. It seems so perfect for my time of reflection. So, here's what I've decided. I am going to remain a "mixed bag" here. Some days, it may be all the written word. Others, maybe pictures and brief commentary. Other days, it might be crafting. Yet other days, it may be more internal dialog with myself. I'm going to be re-posting some of my earlier writings. Like my life, I can't predict where this blog will go. I do hope you're up for the ride. If you're not, I understand.
I can't guarantee it will always be fun but it will hopefully, remain a surprise to what you will find here.
Thanks for the support and love!