I’m going back to blogging without any particular rules or constraints. Here are a few things I’ve learned as a result of this experiment:
- Some folks will unfollow your ass if you announce you are going post only original content. I lost well over a dozen followers within 48 hours of announcing my Sept. blogging experiment. If they didn’t like what I was going to post why not just ignore it? I don’t get it.
- Googledocs is the new Moleskin. With my iPod touch and laptop I really don’t have a use for actual notebooks and I kind of like that.
- Writing, drawing, and creating every day doesn’t necessarily yield fodder for my blog. Ninety percent of the time whatever I would create, I didn’t feel like sharing with others. As a result I blogged much less than I anticipated.
- Not being a filmmaker or musician I’ve never had a use for Garageband or iMovie and I had a lot of fun learning how to use both programs. Now that I know a little about these programs I should be able to turn out future pieces faster.
- Other folks like my content. When I lost a ton of followers that first week, I thought Tumblr wasn’t the place for this sort of thing. But then people eventually made their way to my blog and started to follow me. Thanks to all of you who have followed me this last month, your interest has really been encouraging.
Thanks to all of you who had been following me before September and stuck around. I appreciate your ‘likes’ and reblogs, thanks for keeping me on your dashboards.
How is it I didn’t get the memo that Carrie Brownstein has her own music blog on NPR? Its amazing by the way.