Why We Ask Questions

Why We Ask Questions
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Take two!

So as y'all know I have just recently started this blog, and I am not a very gifted writer, but I had some pretty good ideas and I was ready to try out the blog idea. Well, I'm not gonna lie, after my first couple of posts, the excitement left and so did my ideas... Then my last companion sent me to a page on facebook where I found this disturbing quote, which filled me with guilt and regret...

"I'm noticing a trend amongst missionary blogs that makes me a bit concerned. A missionary gets an idea for a blog, and it's brilliant! So they write some posts, maybe even two in one week. They post regularly for a month or so, then they miss a week here and there, then the posts stop coming entirely, like the missionary has forgotten that they have a blog.

The problem in both cases is the same. Becoming an active member and creating a well-established blog is hard work, which sometimes isn't foreseen until the hard times come. The days get busy, the week rushes by, and before you know it, Sunday has come again and you have to make the decision again: Am I going to go to church today or not?

I had the opportunity to meet a blogger called Fat Cyclist, whose blog makes him a bit of money and has given him some fame amongst the cycling world. He did not get to that point by casually posting entries here and there. It might have started out that way, but it took him a lot of work to get to the point where he is today. One of his keys to success is his schedule. He posts on certain days of the week when people are more likely to be reading his blog,and it is the same every single week. (I know it's not Friday or the weekend because fewer people are online at that time.) On top of that, he writes several posts in advance and keeps them in reserve for when he publishes them. He keeps a list of ideas and updates it frequently. He spends a lot of time thinking about his blog."

I confess, I don't spend alot of time thinking about my blog. I do when I get a good idea, and then I write it and post it, and let it sit for a month or so. I have learned on my mission, that the key to success in anything, whether it is a blog, a class, a job, a calling in the church, or even babysitting for a couple of hours is to stick with it! There is not much respect in this world for people who quit. I don't want to be one. 

So with that said my dearly beloved audience of whom may be reading this, I am ready to try again! Hence the name, Take Two. I am here, humbled and ready to try again, and would appreciate any and all help:)

Thank you for the chance to try again:)