What I learned as a Blogger
I can do it, I can blog every day. I will chose not to do so, however at this stage of my life.
As a new blogger, choosing a theme for the my challenge helped me develop and deepen the voice I wanted for my blog. This baby was only two months old when I jumped onto A to Z Challenge gravy train. The theme helped me do it, maintain it to the end, make friends and have fun with it.
What I learned as a Reader (which will inform the development of my blog)
The challenge had me wade into the blogosphere deeper than I had ever done before and I learned a lot about what kept me engaged in a blog, what had me returning, and what turned me off.
Visuals matter–photos, art, even just a good use of white space and color caught my eye, kept me there and kept me coming back.
Themes worked better to attract my attention and had me returning to some blogs.
Blogs that spent too much about an individual’s stuff that didn’t touch the universal had me closing the page.
Shorter posts more successfully drew me in. I did not read long, text only posts from beginning to end. I needed visuals and white space.
What I Learned as a Writer
Blogging everyday takes too much time away from writing. Blogging is good, too much blogging gets in my way.
Themes help with voice development over time and space. I am repeating myself but that was one of my best take aways.
What I learned as Person
There are a lot of really neat people out here in cyberspace and I enjoyed my time doing it.
I need more sleep.