But I know that it is something I enjoy and I know that it is something I would like to improve so I keep looking for inspiration.
I've been reading Shauna Niequist's book, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes which is the (in)courage Bloom book selection this summer and one thing I got from it (in relation to cooking... and to blogging) is that you learn with your hands. You can read all you want about any given subject, but until you dig into it hands-on and try it out for yourself, you will never improve.
"Reading is a great place to begin, but there is no substitute for hands, knife, pan."
My paraphrase on it is "Reading is a great place to begin, but there is no subsitute for writing, typing, editing, formatting."
"The words on the page don't do it justice, They never do. At a certain point, you have to pick up a knife. You have to start where you are."
...at a certain point, you just have to start typing. You have to start where you are. So I am! I've seen a few friends posting some things about the Ultimate Blog Challenge, so although I'm starting on the first day, I'm not behind yet!
Just to be clear, I am NOT going to attempt to post every single day for 31 days straight. I am attempting to live my life and sometimes I let blogging get in the way of that, so I will probably still take the weekends off.
The first page of the free e-book that you get when you sign up for the challenge says "Just get started and Be Consistent." ... and that, my dear reader friends, is where the problem comes... Being consistent is not one of my strengths. If I was being honest, and I would like to be, consistency is a very weak area in my life.
The next page discusses where to get blog post ideas... and I'm going to ask you for some help in that area... are you ready?