It has been an awesome turbo-charged ride posting daily here at Family Love Does More this past month. Prior to posting daily I was, whatever. No really, it was whatever or whenever which was more like a ride on a pink bike with a basket on the handles. Two different experiences.
Why turbo-charge my experience as a blogger? It has less to do with blogging advice and more to do with how I approach life, how our family approaches life.
Life Lesson 1: Be the man in the arena.
With abundant and often conflicting blogging advice everywhere, there is the temptation to get overwhelmed, to doubt, to worry about things that don’t matter as much as the simple act of engaging to the best of one’s ability. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers, the critics, the cold, or the timid.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Life Lesson 2: When you are kind to people, people are kind to you.
Posting daily is a terrific way to contribute to the blogging community and start conversations. Once the post is published, it’s easy to check WordPress Reader to make sure the post is included. Then it’s time to read other bloggers’ posts, like, comment, engage. Many bloggers will return the favor. Those who do are gold.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Philo
Life Lesson 3: When learning or starting something new, go all in.
When anyone in my family is new to something (or someone), be it parenting a newborn, playing baseball, craft beer, Twitter, or blogging, motivation and interest are high up front. This is the ideal time to pour extra time and energy into the current passion. Practice, practice, practice! Mastering something new is incredibly rewarding.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. ~ Tony Robbins
Some day I may go back to the pretty pink bike with the basket of flowers style of blogging, but for now, I’m enjoying my turbo-charged ride.
Do you or have you ever blogged daily? Why or why not? What helps you to enjoy blogging? What life lessons ground you and/or your blog?
All the best ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc