Last week a launched a new blog that chronicles my life with a new addition, a shiba inu puppy. I started the side project, My First Shiba, for three reasons (in priority order):
1) It will give me an archive of the wonderful and challenging experience. It’s a repository for words, images, audio and video that I know we’ll all appreciated in the future when the little guy is all grown up.
2) I personally find writing about my feelings extremely therapeutic. In fact, during trying times, blogging helps me maintain my equilibrium.
3) Since you never know where success will strike in the form of Internet fame and glory (and money!), I like to have as many hooks in the water as possible.
While I have enjoyed writing in this new venue, it has been a humbling experience. I’ve been fortunate to get many eyeballs on the blogs on write. While this doesn’t always translate into people leaving comments, the traffic is a motivating factor. In this instance, I am green again. A blogging newbie.
And I’m loving it.
I’m starting to think I have been too caught up in producing strong content and have ignored some important traffic-building measures. The new blog is forcing me to reacquaint myself with building a blog from scratch. It’s been a few years since I’ve had to do that, and while the game is mostly the same, some rules have changed.
I’m hungry for knowledge. And now I have a fourth reason for starting this new blog: it keeps me up-to-date on the latest best practices.
Anyone else out there have a new blog they’ve recently launched?