Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blogging challenge and why I blog

I just signed up to the A-Z Blogging Challenge. It sounds like fun and I think I'm up for the challenge.

Recently I've heard or read people talking about finding balance as a writer with things like blogs, twitter and facebook.

Here is the thing about blogging for me. Blogging makes me feel more accountable to my writing. I blog. I follow other blogs. I read about writers and their journey. I follow the progress of fellow writers. I cheer when they get work published or find an agent or have a really good writing day. I try to share words of encouragement.

But now that I have a blog with followers, thank you followers, I feel even more accountable to my writing. See I can't talk on here about writing and then spend my days playing Just Dance 2. I have to write.

Also as I make more bloggie friends I feel like I have more people cheering me on hoping for my success just like I'm cheering and hoping for theirs. So I keep working on my WIP and setting goals and meeting them.

So that is how I find balance and how blogging is helping me stick with my writing.

Has the blog community helped you as a writer?


Arlee Bird said...

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Hope you will have a rewarding blogging experience in April. If there are any questions or comments please let me or my co-hosts know. You can find all the Challenge hosts listed at the top of my blog page.

My April will be out of balance, but I'm sure I will learn a lot from all of my blog friends.

Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Angela Felsted said...

That's awesome, Carrie! I'm glad the blogging community has helped you stay focused. Now if only that were enough to keep me focused . . . joking.

Jen Daiker said...

Welcome to the challenge! I'm a co-host this year and I'm so excited to see you doe in! YOU CAN DO IT!

Hannah Kincade said...

The blogging community has singlehandedly helped me finally finish a first draft! So there's that. I just like being around like-minded people and sharing thoughts and ideas. Everyone is so so awesome and friendly!

Carrie said...

Lee and Jen,
Thank you so much for hosting the A-Z challenge. I'm excited to give it a try.

KO: The Insect Collector said...

this is a great way to think about it.
Blogging/the blogiverse gives me a whole lotta inspiration.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Oh the writing/blogging community has helped me so much. When I feel down, they lift me up. When I want to celebrate, they do it with me. We're lucky:)

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm fairly new to the blogging world, but that's why I signed up for the writing challenge. I'm hoping it will get me more into the routine of writing daily. Good luck with the challenge and with your writing!