Six years ago, on this day, I started two blogs, Amlokiblogs, and Daily (w)rite.
I wanted to see which of the two, WordPress or Blogger, would do better and then axe one of them.
Each year I’ve seriously considered dropping one or the other, but when it came to pulling the plug, I couldn’t.
In these six years I’ve seen five deaths in my combined family, many ups and downs in health, spent a stint on the wheelchair. So even in the most impersonal of posts, I have memories.
Sometimes words don’t just serve the purpose of communication– they also become tags your brain recognizes and then the day on which you wrote those words gets recalled, fully formed, in much of its detail.
While a lot of the memories the posts bring are pleasant, others are not, but as a writer, I need them all. The sort of subtle journaling that goes on with my posts, I think that’s valuable to me as a writer.
Blogging for me will now tend more towards listening to my readers. On my other blog, I asked: When did You start Your Blogging Journey? and have received a wide range of responses.
On Amlokiblogs, I’d like to ask:
Have you ever changed blogs? Have you considered unplugging the blog you have now? What’s kept you blogging?