- Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select up to 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created
Thank you Kat, from The Lily Cafe for the nomination!
I’m currently in writing binge mode, which (true to the stereotype) is making me ditzy about everything else. So, forgive me for the weird things that I’m inevitably going to say.
I created my blog during the summer of 2012, while my husband and I were living off-grid with our first newborn. I was in an alternate world back then — talking to trees to predict the future sort of stuff — so I can’t for the life of me remember why I did it; I just know that “Autumn Rain” was intended to be highly symbolic and infused with magic for my lifelong desire to be a writer. I sure wish I knew what was going through my mind, but I trust that I set myself up with the right thing.
Ultimately, I traded psychic ability for a laundry machine, because my body couldn’t keep up with the amount of physical labor that was required with the resources that were available. Consequently, I now eat too much junk food, exercise too little, and rarely have a clue what the breeze is trying to say. I’m always telling myself that I know better.
I didn’t post at all until 2017. By that point I had three babies, and I realized that the planets were never going to align and give me space to focus on writing — I had to carve some out for myself. So I started Light Eternal, and published occasional posts to my blog. In 2019, I decided that it was time to become serious about it all, and started updating regularly. It’s amazing how many superfluous activities I was able to cut out of my day in order to find the time, and now I’ve got a good routine going.
Hey, I told you it was going to be weird.
Life is never going to be perfect, and the work is never going to be done, but don’t ever let that stop you.
2. Blog about what you love, because you love it.
The goal shouldn’t be monetization, because then you’re setting yourself up for burnout. This is something that I say about fiction writing as well: you are your most important audience, and your main focus should be on keeping yourself entertained. Basically, have fun.
I’m going to skip out on nominating anyone. I have a neurotic character named Carol who needs to have some adventures in a mechanical Suit from outer space, and quiet time only lasts for so long.