Getting Back in the Habit

I would love to insert a joke about a nun here, but the only nun jokes I know are the dirty ones my very Catholic grandmother has told me.  I will just let you know that most of them are enough to make almost anyone blush, especially when they are told by my grandmother. Did I mention that she was very Catholic and Irish?  (Well Australian but that is another story I think I will tell very soon.)  I am currently not writing for as many blogs and when I went from writing posts every day to three times a week I got out of the habit.  I do post to twitter a lot but it isn’t the same.

I need to be writing more.  I need my personal blog to be a jumping board for more writing jobs.  I need my personal blog to be a portfolio as well as a personal journey as a mother with two children.  I need to be working more on journaling the accomplishments of my second son as he is growing and changing so incredibly fast.  I need to get into the habit of writing again.  I need to get into the habit of writing better again.  I don’t want all the work I have put in the last year to disappear.  I want to become a better writer.  I want to have more of an audience.  I want to have more of a conversation with commenters.  I want to have commenters period.  I want to be at BlogHer next summer and be proud to talk about my blog.  I know this all leads back into the writing.  There will not be an audience without content and good content at that.   I am not talking about search engine optimization, just good old fashioned words blending together to become something more.

So here is my pledge.  I will write here much more often.  I will be more honest with my writing.  For family reading this may mean some posts are not going to be your cup of tea.  I will endeavour to improve my writing.  I will give myself more deadlines.  I will write some reviews including book reviews, but I may move them over to a review blog.  I will  start posting to Menu Plan Monday again, though that is more for my personal organizational goals rather than any particular writing goals.  I will  start writing down some of our family stories.  (I think they are valuable as writing exercises as well as being a history for Aidan and Quinlan.)

I know that this is not perfect and I will need to work on all aspects of my blog, but I think it is a good start.

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3 Responses to Getting Back in the Habit

  1. Grandma Kathy says:

    Sounds like a good plan to me. Everyone loves to hear stories of the boys and even reviews are enjoyable. Hope it leads to something bigger and better. Go Gwen.

  2. Nana says:

    You go baby! All good writers use their own lives to give them a starting point and sometimes use aliases to protect the innocent.

  3. Colette says:

    Oh come on, tell us a nun joke! =)

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