In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been posting a lot more. My new personal blogging series has inspired a renewed interest in blogging for me, and I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and gathering post ideas.
The 3 posts per week schedule has been working out pretty well for me. It’s not so much that I feel pressured, and as Mondays are designated as the Personal Blogging day, I’ve been able to come up with plenty of material without feeling overwhelmed.
With my renewed blogging interest comes the desire for a new theme. I’ve had the current one for quite some time now, and while I do like it, I think it’s time for a change. I have one picked out, but need to do some behind-the-scenes stuff before I can make it a reality (coming up with the moolah is one of those behind-the-scenes things), so I’ll be looking to do that by the end of the year. In the meantime, I did revise my header image a bit – spiffed it up so that it looks a bit more professional and used a cleaner font.
Another thing I’ve been doing is trying to get out and make new blogging friends. As an introvert, I find it hard to get out there and actually say hi, so I’ve been trying to do that a bit more. Comments and communities are a way to do this, and like I said, I’m trying. One thing I love about blogging is the community of it all, but sticking to the same 3 blogs to comment on is going to limit my world, and the whole point of the internet and blogosphere is to make it bigger.
Other things I have going on around the blog: slowly but surely revamping my categories to make them a bit more relevant, composing a Personal Blogging page that will include links to all my personal blogging posts in addition to links to other blogs and articles I find relevant, reading and writing and coming up with more ideas, and general tweaks here and there, like correcting spelling or grammar mistakes as I come across them in older posts. It’s never too late to edit an old post!
I’ve definitely been feeling the blog love, and been loving my blog a lot more lately, which is a nice change of pace. It didn’t take me too long to become a blogging maniac when I first started out, but eventually the blog had to take a backseat to real life, and my posting frequency dwindled to just a few times per month. But I’m back now, I’ve found my mojo, and I’m hoping it doesn’t leave me again!
What are you doing to feel the blog love? What do you do to keep that feeling?