Okay, time to 'fess up.
I've been struggling with blogging. Yes, I know. You're stunned. Amazed. Shocked.
Okay, not really, seeing as I haven't blogged in what? A MONTH?? More? So I've been wrestling with myself over this whole thing. I mean, I hate quitting something I've started. Feels too much like failure. And really, I do enjoy it. But with all the travel and workload and yada yada, blah blah blah...
I just couldn't make myself take the time.
Enter the Mount Hermon Career Track. That's where I was last week, at the Mount Hermon Writers' Conference, helping lead the Career Track for published authors. One of the panels I was on was about social networking: Twitter, blogging, Facebook, et al. And the inimitable Camy Tang, who is the blogging queen, says this: "If you're not blogging at least three times a week you're not a blogger." Ouch. Three times a week? I'm lucky if I make it three times a month!
Happily, she didn't stop there. She went on to help us understand where most bloggers go wrong, and I was guilty of a number of the mistakes she mentioned.
Especially posts that are too long.
WAY too long.
So I decided to give blogging another try. But this time I'm going to take a page from Twitter and limit my word count. No, not to 120 words per blog (I mean, let's be real, folks!) But I'm going to try to stick to 250-300 words a blog entry. Which means this entry is about done!
Hey, that wasn't so hard.