So I took the 31 Day blog challenge and failed. I didn't blog everyday. I didn't want to blog everyday. I kind of dread blogging, even though I write for a living. So, what happened? I fell in love with Facebook.
I posted everyday to Facebook. I also did a ton of interviews. I worked on the "Just Wanna Quilt" project everyday. I quilted everyday. I did a lot of work while avoiding blogging.
So, I'm now in a pickle. Should I blog? I always feel a bit shy when I blog. I'm not sure why. I haven't quite figured out what the blog is. So, I'm going to keep thinking about it. Not many people are reading it - so that's good, I guess. But it is weird to write as if there is an audience when there is not. And do I want an audience? See, I'm in a crisis of blog faith at the moment.
What I have figured out:
Interviews: for learning
Facebook: for sharing what I'm learning, posting about things we should do, etc.
Instagram: no idea. still learning where it fits within this project.
Blogging: no idea. not ready to explain copyright. not sure exactly what this space is for.
Google Docs: can be shared within the website. So, when I begin writing the Quilting and Copyright book, I can real-time draft. So, that's something.
Website: A place to keep it all together. Post info on the podcast guests. Post the Google Doc drafts. Not sure yet about the blog. We did have a forum, but that got confusing too so I dropped it.
Spreaker: where we will post the podcast, and then it will go out to iTunes, Stitcher, and other places.
YouTube: Not sure yet. I set up the channel. I think we will post there. But still not sure yet what.
So, that's my update on the failed blog attempt. Cheryl, who runs the challenge, was really nice when I told her. People always say you learn from failure. I guess. I'm not sure about that.