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Today’s question is:
What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?
Oh heavens. Besides embarrass myself by confessing shameful things for no apparent reason? (Like drinking two large Sonic drinks JUST BECAUSE I COULD?)
Well, if I became an author, that would be cool and I guess partially to do with this blog, because of all the awesome author and blogger contacts I’ve made, but that was definitely not the original purpose.
It is fun (and definitely a “just for me” thing, which is important when your main real-life job is raising tiny humans, which is decidedly not all about me). But I didn’t really start it for me.
It wasn’t to get online attention. At least that much, I can say for certain. It kind of baffles me that anyone I don’t know personally reads this blog.
Honestly, it was mostly for accountability. I thought I watched too much TV, played too much on Facebook, and was just generally not being as productive as I should be in life. I wanted to get back to the voracious reader I was in my pre-kids years, and I thought starting a blog about the books I read would be motivational. People would actually notice if I dropped off the face of the earth to go be a bum again.
And it’s worked! I’m definitely reading more, and watching less TV.
Let’s not talk about how much I’m on Facebook, and let’s really not even mention Twitter.
Oh, and I’m thinking of getting a Tumblr. Shh, don’t tell anyone.
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