Since attending the Aussie Bloggers Conference, I have so many ideas for my blog in my head, and so many new contacts. The community is really wonderful. I want my blog to take me places.
Blogging is my path to freelance writing. I want to maintain quality posts that my readers have come to expect. I want to be able to submit more of the best blog entries to other publications. I want to continue to influence and educate people. I want to make people laugh, think, change their perceptions, keep returning to read and tell others about this blog.
Tune into Radio Carly is about a mix of stuff in my life. Like a radio, with a variety of stations for you to select. A little bit of fashion and shopping, some social commentary, a lot of food, music, musings about the ignorant twits who can't get over my appearance, and stories of being chronically ill - to uplift and catch your attention.
But I am not sure I can sustain one good quality blog post a day, on top of working, writing elsewhere, study, maintaining friendships, reading other blogs and media, and most importantly, resting. I am tired. I've been on an adrenaline fueled blogging spree since December - with one or more blog posts per day.
And the writing of blog posts is just the start of it. There's the preparation - reading, taking note of current issues, sourcing, taking and editing pictures, finding relevant web content to link to, requesting interviews and of course, doing stuff to blog about. And after the blog post is published, there's promotion, commenting, connecting with contacts on blogs, Twitter, forums, and Facebook, and reading other blogs. Phew! It's unnecessary pressure on myself. I don't just want to leave you with just a picture, or a music video, I want substance. And frivolity.
Sure daily posting means increased visitors, and as a result, an increase in advertisers' interest and payment. But ultimately, my blog is a tool for my writing. And to help educate people. One thing I learned at the conference was to try to make money because of your blog, not on your blog.
So while this isn't writer's block, it's a writer's breather. Blogging a bit less - maybe every three days - but still maintaining the authenticity, spirit and quality of Tune into Radio Carly. Thanks for sticking with me and my words. See you soon :)