With the arrival of a new year, I am embarking on a new plan for our blog. When I started this blog, the intent was to keep family in the loop regarding where we are and what we are doing. Our first year of RVing, we spent a good chink of time sightseeing so it was natural to have a variety of topics about which to write. Then we settle down a bit and started RVing for $$$. This means we have less time for looking around. Blog content can quickly turn into mush when the topics include how I repaired the hole in the roof or 10 ways to rake leaves. Consequently, I slowed down from daily posting to weekly, then barely monthly.
I read several blogs of friends who live full-time in their RV. For those who live in what I call ‘vacation’ mode, there is always something to write about. Vacation mode means moving around – not spending extended time in one place. I’ve noticed that some of my fellow bloggers have struggled to keep their blog as active as they once did. Many have re-energized their efforts while some have just stopped writing completely.
My new plan for 2015 is to increase my blog writing. While we may not travel more in 2015 and while we may not see more sights or doing more exciting things, there are plenty of topics that can be explored. I stumbled on a couple of blog sites that I found interesting and motivational. One is The Daily Post and the other is Positive Writer – or more specifically Bryan Hutchinson’s article – The Very Best Articles on Writing for 2014 (on Positive Writer).
I found The Daily Post through fellow blogger and RVer Ingrid on her blog Live Laugh RV. I always enjoy reading about their adventures and took a special interest when she and Al were in Galveston. Her post about their time in Galveston (click here) took me back many years to my youth and the time I spent in Galveston. More importantly, she pointed me to The Daily Post.
I stumbled on Positive Writer through a FaceBook posting from my friend Alene Snodgrass. She is a Christian writer, speaker, and friend. Her blog, Positively Alene, is uniquely inspirational.
I signed up for the Bloging 101 course on The Daily Post that starts Monday January 5th. Here is a clip from their website:
Blogging 101 is four weeks of daily bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” At the end of the course, you’ll have a blog you’re proud and excited to publish — and that others are excited to read.
So there you have it. A new year and a new plan about blogging. Perhaps you want to use these links or perhaps you just want to follow along to see how I do. Whichever the case, thanks for stopping by – y’all come back now.