Blogging Freaks Me Out

In a few days, I’ll have been blogging for a month. I think I like it. There are some things that freak me out though.

I liked it when there were less than twenty visitors to my blog each day. Just a few people peeking in to see what I was doing while I try to write and publish a few books. I sort of panicked when 52 people showed up one day this week. Yikes! Where did they come from? And why?

My mind went on a freak out thinking that the new visitors were other authors shaking their heads. Who in their right mind would write three books in two months and then think they were good enough to publish? … Well, I guess I did.

People spend years honing their craft and agonizing over their words wanting to put out the very best work possible. I understand that, but when I found the Smashwords site, something went off inside me, and it just came out – three books in two months. I had to do it, and I had to publish them. When I look at my books on my Nook, it delights me to no end. And the fact that the few people I know who have read the books liked them; well, it’s just that much nicer.

I’ve been visiting other blogs and enjoying the time spent blog-hopping. I love fashion, photography, music, books, poetry, and so much other stuff. I find myself following people as they lose weight. I’m sad for people who share their struggles and wish I could hug them. I love the humorous blogs. This is a wonderful new world. I’ve purchased two books from indie writers. I want to put my money where my mouth is and help others who are finding their way as well. I won’t really stop following authors; there’s a lot to learn from them.

I was nominated for an award by lightningpen. I was kind of embarrassed, and didn’t really know what to think about it. I didn’t mean to ignore you, kind blogger, but I was so new to blogging and didn’t have a clue who else to nominate. I don’t understand everything about the blogging community yet, and I may revisit that nomination one day (unless it has an expiration date).

So, even though I’m not really comfortable yet with blogging, and there are days when it freaks me out, I’m pretty sure I like it and will keep plodding on for a while.

11 thoughts on “Blogging Freaks Me Out

  1. Hi Maddie, really glad I found your website, you’ve got the thing, whatever it is! Good luck with your books, they look really great 🙂

  2. It can take a while to get your sea legs. At first, I blogged about my book and about trying to get it published. But that got kind of boring, so I blogged about random stuff, too. And that seemed to appeal to people (I got more page views with my random stuff).

    Eventually I figured out that people read blogs because they want to get to know a person, not because they’re researching potential books to read. So I changed the format of my blog and its direction, and now I blog like I’m having a conversation with other people. And my readership has gone up. (It’s also gone up because I started checking out other people’s blogs, leaving comments, etc.; share and share alike.)

    • Yikes! Kate! I didn’t realize messing with old posts would send an email as an update. So sorry to spam you. But I’m still conflicted, too! It’s so much fun having people come by, but I can’t imagine why they do! 🙂 Looking forward to the next installment of the trip!

  3. I was scared too when I started. But since I started my food blog before my writing blog it was quite so bad. I mean, who doesn’t like food right? I played it safe, then found out I love writing on the blog so that’s when I started my writing blog. Now that one terrified me! I thought after my first short story people would hate me and my writing. So far I got em fooled. 🙂

    • You were smart to go food first. I would love to do food if I had a nicer kitchen and kitchen things. But look at you and me now! LOL!! We certainly aren’t shy about getting around now, and I’m tickled pink when my likes and comments soar. Everybody here makes it pretty easy though. I’ve never seen a community of such great people in one place before.

      • I have to agree with you, my experience here in the blog world has been nothing but positive. A great bunch of people, but then I tend to stay away from really controversial blogs as I come here to relax and talk to people not get into arguments.

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