I am only happy with the writing of about 1 in 10 of my blog posts. This could be discouraging but remaining committed to the blog keeps me writing which is the most important factor.
I have learned 2 important lessons.
The posts first written in ink are better than those typed directly onto the computer, even if the difference is marginal. Some corrections are made on the page, more are made later when typing the post out.
They say “Dance like no one is looking”, the same holds for writing, write like no one is reading. When I write primarily with readers in mind the words often seem stilted and lack soul, call it stage fright if you will. When I write for me the flow and feeling ring more true.
I enjoy blogging for many reasons. My blog forces me to write something at least once a week. In the past, months and even years have passed without a creative written word. If I keep writing, at least I am getting my mind into a place where there is potential for growth. I also love to share which is the motivation for most reviews posted.
The most rewarding aspect of blogging is when readers post comments or choose to follow my blog. “Likes” don’t hold much water, generally other bloggers click ‘Like’ willy nilly just to lure you to their blog and that’s a bit icky.