I used to think that I wanted to be a professional writer. I do not mean a novelist or a serial writer. If I wanted to write a book series, I would (and honestly, how hard is it to be published now? IF you know that right people and IF you can write the smut that the mass populations want, you will be successful. There is a book for everything today). I still toy with the idea of a book and always have ideas bouncing around in my head/notebooks/dreams, but right now it is not on my radar.
Now that I am an official grown-up and adult, I do not know if writing should or even could be my professional career aspiration anymore. I enjoy it and am talented. I can write a research paper, construct a winning argument, compose memos and correspondence, and share information across multiple media formats with ease – but all that is really nothing special. Do I still love writing, for the sake of writing? Do I even want to do it outside of what my job requires me to write? Am I really any good at all?
Thus, blogging has become my domain. It’s easy, usually free, and allows me to write at my own pace and in my own time. I write for this little piece of the internet, with a focus on my life and all the adventures and hurdles of raising a large military family. I write for Military Moms Blog, a part of the City Moms Blog Network. I love that community and the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Blogging gives me the opportunity to learn, write, research, and focus on the things I really want to write.
So can I be a successful blogger? I would like that….but I need help. I’ve read tutorials and attending webinars on how to turn a blog into a business, but I’m really going for a sense of success and accomplishment. I know that there are tips and tricks, and I know that if I’m really serious about this, I need to devote consistent and more time to writing. Outside of that, help!
Send me all your advice, fellow bloggers, writers, and readers. Help this mom and aspiring writer to gain even 2 more followers (at least 2). Keep me accountable for writing, and let me know how I’m doing. The truth can hurt, but the truth can help – so help!
Love – one tired momma and writer