I had begun thinking this past week about what I would be doing after 6-½ years of blogging…Well, I would very much like to share with you what I would finally like to do…
First of all, I would finally be able to sleep, even at 2 AM in the morning; Now, I know that this kind of routine is strange to some of you, but that is what I do: I get up at a little before 1:45 AM in the morning, and read my Bible, because that is what I always do as a Christian, and that is to read my Bible. The reason I do this is that I really need to find some very quiet time to read as well as meditate on the Bible, and I thought that this would be a much better way to do so. Getting back to what I have mentioned earlier, once I close down my blog in June, I would finally be able to sleep well past my quiet time of reading my Bible, and that would be 1:45 AM in the morning.
There happens to be another thing that I would very much like to do once my blogging days are through, and that would be to be able to draw cartoons again and to hopefully once again share them with the world. When I had gotten that food service job at Sodexo last year, I did not find any time to draw anything in my life; Of course, I did do some Zentangle ® -inspired art, but I would very much like to do other art as well, besides that, and that would be cartooning and other kinds of artwork that I would very much like to do.
I am very much looking forward to a summer that does not have to include blog-posting every single thing every single day, while at the same time, I would very much like to go on another vacation adventure, perhaps in the next year or two; I shall explain all of this in the very next post…
It is kind of hard to say goodbye to the very thing that you love so very most, and that happens to be blogging; I wish that I could continue on blogging, but how would I be able to find time to concentrate on my food service cleaning work? How would I find time to write my next book? And most importantly, How would I ever find the time to finally relax and put my focus on my family?
So it is with that that my focus should be on the very things that I have just mentioned, and not on blogging anymore. Come June 14th, I shall finally be able to do all of those things…
But before I plan to write my last post as well as close down my blog and leaving WordPress for the very last time after 6-1/2 years, I think that it is very well time for me to give advice to those who are just about to get started on their very own WordPress blogs…
First and foremost of all, just be yourself; You cannot start your blog as a character or something. Don’t be afraid if you could do something right or wrong-Just concentrate on your writing, and remember this: Don’t stare at the screen-Stare at the keyboard while you type!
And please do not ever worry about how what your audience would think of your writing: Just surprise them! Remember this little quote that I have made: “Write like no one is reading it.” I have always used my quote in the beginning, and I have a feeling that I shall always will use my own quote after my time at WordPress is done.
Oh, and there is another piece of advice that I would very much like to give to you: If you are going to write something in which would include your family, then do so, but PLEASE do not ever use their real names, or you shall very well end up in very big trouble. For the past 6-1/2 years, whenever I write a post that includes my family, I would never, ever use their names, and I surely would not ever use them in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
And there happens to be one more piece of advice that I would like to give to up-and-coming bloggers…Well, it is not exactly advice, but in actuality, it is a wish from yours truly: As I am about to head off into the sunset after 6-1/2 years, may I wish each and every blogging newcomer all the very best in their success as they prepare to begin their future in the wonderfully wide world of blogging. To all of you: Good luck, with love-JW