I have a confession: It’s not easy for me to talk about my blog.
Even after years of blogging, I still have to muster the courage to continue the conversation when the topic of “so, you have a blog?” arises.
So why all the embarrassment?
With Labor Day meaning an extra day off for us nine-to-fivers, a tempting thought came across my mind: I should skip blogging this week.
But my conscience soon kicked in. “Don’t let your readers down. They’re counting on a post from you come Tuesday.”
Then I had an epiphany. Do my readers (that’s you!) count on a blog post from me around the holidays?
So I came up with a balanced compromise: I’ll write a blog post about this.
I discovered WordPress categories once I stopped being stubborn. I’ve always seen it housed snugly under Posts in the sidebar. I’ve always seen it prominently displayed in the blog post tool editor above Tags.
I just chose to ignore it. And do I regret it.
Thanks to my fans for your patience while I took a month-long hiatus! This blog post explains that I wasn’t being lazy during my time away from KLWightman.com.
In fact, I was conducting a digital data experiment—and here are the results.
After almost five years, I think it’s safe to say that I’m a blogger. Not a famous one and not a paid one—nevertheless, I’m still a blogger.
I’ve been asked over the years why I keep doing it. They ask, “If you’re not getting paid, then why waste your time?”