Thursday, December 03, 2009


I'm celebrating my forth anniversary as a blogger. It's been a interesting ride. Except for one day, I've written something daily.
What makes it interesting is that what started out as a hobby, turned into something more. After about a year of blogging, I approached the local paper and asked to write a weekly column.
The managing editor was a little skeptical at first because apparently there are a lot of folks that ask to become a columnist and they write for a few weeks but then they tire of the constant deadlines and give up.
I told the editor that I'd been writing daily for about a year and I had at least a year's worth of columns in the bag. I left him with about a half dozen to consider.
He called me the next day and said they let me try for a while to see if my work fit. Apparently it did, because I've been writing for them ever since.
What blogging has done for me is build discipline. I follow newsletters, go to writing workshops, and read writing blogs. One of the main things say is that they can't find time to write.
I believe they can't find time to write because they haven't made it a priority in their lives.
I stay busy ALL THE TIME. I have a full-time job, I'm a songwriter, I play in a band, I do community work and I'm promoting a book. Please, don't talk to me about the lack of time.
Anyhow, I think Blogging is an excellent way to build discipline. Not all the things I write are earth shattering, but I read somewhere that "there is genius in beginning." I believe that's true.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! You have a great blog! May you have continued success!


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