Back from Blog Break

As you’ve probably noticed, I have been Missing in Action for the last couple of weeks and I haven’t been keeping up with my blogging schedule. There are two reasons for this: 

  • I had two exams, two papers and a quiz due last week. This terrible pile of to-dos have been consuming 80% of my mind. Another 10% of my mind has been on consumption of food, and the other 10% has been on sleep.
  • I came up with TOO MANY blog post ideas! And one of the worst feelings ever is thinking up of so many great ideas and then not having the time to work on any of them. 

Well fall break is nearly upon me now, in which I will be working to improve my blog, namely: update pages and plan out each week’s blog post topics. I am also going to work on creating my own graphics, taking more of my own photos, condensing labels, replying back to comments faster and visiting other blogs (which I already do a lot of but I don’t take the time to comment as much I as I want to). During various periods of procrastination, I’ve actually found a handful of new, wonderful blogs to follow and I can’t wait to explore them all.

Most importantly, I am going to focus on a new motivation for writing (not just blog posts, but personal journal entries, stories, poetry and articles). Instead of focusing on pleasing my readers and wondering about the amount of audience/attention a particular blog entry will receive, I’m going to write for myself.

From immersing myself within my tumblr these past few days, I realized that my most genuine and honest writing emerges from inside of me when I think about nothing except what I am passionate about and what I believe in. Of course, I have always written from the heart, but I think that we all have had times when we worried more about what other people will thought than what we ourselves thought. I am going to change this mindset, and let’s see what happens.

Regular blog posts will begin tomorrow!

Should I keep Questions of the Day? Are they helpful in getting you as a reader thinking, or do they just divert your attention away from the actual blog post? What sort of articles, resources or changes would you like to see at TRA Blog? 

One response to “Back from Blog Break”

  1. writing for yourself sounds like the way to go, for sure. and i think you should keep the questions of the day as well–i enjoy them.

    now that you have all those blog ideas you’ll be set when it comes to updating! :)

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