Friday, September 4, 2009

The Difficulties of Blogging Daily & Networking

As you know, I'm new to the blogging world. Penelope wasn't lying when she said the biggest challenge is to have something great to write every single day. I've only been doing this for 2 weeks and I'm fast running out of ideas on what to write about.

Although I love my life, I don't think something special happens every day. Mix in the fact that I'm slightly annoyed at life that I don't want to write about anything I'm annoyed about cause I'll completely forget why I was annoyed in about 3 days! LOL So why record inconsequential details? What's surprising is nothing ever annoys me and for the past week little things have been getting on my nerves. It will be some minute incident in the day and the very next day something else will happen that I've realized I've never been this annoyed in I can't remember when!

When I'm annoyed, I don't feel like blogging so instead of writing first thing in the morning, I wait a couple of hours. I'm forcing myself to write today because if I skip one day, I'll just keep skipping days. How does everyone else stay creative and motivated? I'm the first to admit I'm not creative at all, nor does my work really require me to be.

Ryan of BC commented on my post "Is There A Profession That Doesn't Need A Blog?" He said I shouldn't so much as see it as HAVING to write a blog, but is there anyone that can't afford NOT to network? I thought it was a better perspective. Ryan also said farming blogs are even starting to pop up. So I TRY very hard to write on my blog M-F to connect with others and learn from them. I did also go to a networking event last night.

I have mixed feelings about them, but I do think it's fun to be out of the house. I view it more as a chance to run into people who run in other circles but we find ourselves at all the same events so it's nice to catch up. It's also neat to make new friends if you hit it off with someone.

I'm much better at meeting new people alone since I'm forced to reach out to strangers instead of talking to the friend I went with. It's also too hard to carry a group conversation with 3 others and try to get to know them a little better.

All was not lost last night. I ran into two old contacts and it was so nice to see them. And I met 4-5 new people. After about an hour though, I headed out with my friend. I can't circle the room for much longer than that usually! LOL

Are there new bloggers out there like me who are hitting a wall so quickly as well?


  1. If I may recommend one thing:

    Change the URL. That's way too complicated to remember, even to copy. It will scare many readers.

    1. The Muser at Musings of a High Level Executive AssistantMay 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      Carlos - Just wanted to say a random hello! Some day I may finally get around to calling my blog MOAHLES. LOL This year I finally decided to blog every week as a new year's resolution. I kept it so far, but it's so hard to come up with topics each week. Eeeep!