Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
by Jill Printzenhoff
Today I am celebrating a Milestone.
This is my 100th post, so . . . bring out the confetti and streamers!
While it has taken me many months to accomplish this feat, I’m excited to have made it this far along in the blogging world.
I still remember my very first post and all of the emotions involved in writing that initial story. As I hit the publish button a wave of panic washed over me. What am I going to write about next? was a question I often pondered.
Finding topics to write about hasn’t been difficult. Some event, activity, or conversation always sparks an idea for a post. Often, I have so many ideas that my computer dashboard ends up dotted with documents of posts in the works. When my dashboard becomes too cluttered, I drag the “in process” documents to a file which also has “in process” posts.
My computer isn’t the only source of partial writings. It’s ridiculous the number of notebooks I have stuffed in various nooks and crannies. There’s a half dozen in the book basket by my recliner. I carry several in my backpack. An end table houses another half dozen. A shelf in a closet plays host to a dozen more.
Between the computer files and the notebooks, a treasure trove of partial documents awaits to be rediscovered.
Even though I have resources for topics, maintaining my blog for 3 ½ years hasn’t been easy. Along the way there have been obstacles threatening to sideline my efforts. For example, a few months ago I lost my enthusiasm for writing. In fact, every time I opened my computer I found myself staring at the keyboard unable to string together coherent words. I simply could not write.
Thankfully, that period of writers block has dissipated, and I’m back working on a number of new projects.
I’m even mentoring a group of young aspiring writers through a writing club for high school students. In a future post I’ll share more about this new venture.
For all of you who have joined me on this journey—whether you’ve been with me since the beginning or have recently found my blog—THANK YOU!! Thank you for stopping by and reading my words. Your gift of time is greatly appreciated.
With gratitude ~ Jill
**Once again, pixabay.com is my go-to site for the above background photo.