The 3 Stages Of My Blogging Life
In November, I will reach the four-year anniversary of being a blogger. I was reflecting on this recently. I realized that I could divide my blogging life into three neat sections.
I began blogging at the encouragement of my friend Matt Cannon. I was complaining one day at work about all of the ideas I had and things I wanted to say. Matt said that I should start blogging them.
My first blog was just about ideas that I would think about throughout the week. I would focus on a couple all week. On Saturday mornings I would sit down and crank out a couple of blog posts. I would try to write no less than 1000 words for each of them. I would post them and walk away. If a person or two read them, that was great. I simply blogged.
This stage lasted through my first two blogs and into this one that you are currently reading.
Sometime over this past year, I became what I call a blogger. On top of posting my own posts, I began participating in other people’s blogs. I have become a part of some really great communities and met some great people. I love the communities I have become a part of.
Recently, with the encouragement of Jeff Goins, I have entered another stage of blogging. I have declared myself a writer. I decided to stop waiting to call myself that. I write daily. I ship daily. I am writing an eBook.
I am a writer.
Three stages. I wonder what is next?
Have you gone through stages in your blogging life? What stage would you say you are in now?
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