June officially marks the blogs two year birthday. Happy Anniversary, blog!
Blogging is a great experience as it has helped me put additional Kenpo ideas, thoughts, and information back out to students and potential students alike. There is always something to write about and I’m always thinking during class “this would make a great blog post…”
So, what have I learned about blogging in the last two years? Three main things:
1) Consistency and frequency matters. I’ve been posting a lot more frequently than when I started, trying to get six to eight posts in a month online. I used to write one or two posts a month. That wasn’t enough for me or my readers.
2) Write about stuff you care about. Seems simple enough but not always that easy. With that said, it’s far easier now than when I started coming up with topics to write about. I just look for things that held high meaning for me when I was going through the colored belt material. I also highlight things that I get a lot of comments about in class. Either way, I’m going to write about it.
3) Just sit down and start typing. Bottom line, you don’t always need a plan. Now, I’m always coming up with new things to write about and have many posts I partially write then come back to later. Others, I write in one sitting. I just never know until I sit down to write how it will all come together. I used to write only when I had that one good idea. Not anymore. I get far more out if I start an idea and just come back to it.
So here we are two years later. It’s been a great learning experience and I look forward to what the next two years of blogging brings. And, I feel extremely lucky to have the martial arts studio and students I have now and that I can share some of that excitement on my blog.
I sincerely hope you continue to come back from time to time to read a few posts and that it always gives you something to think about, consider, and that it also gives you some level of inspiration to keep going.
But before I go light the two candles on the cake, I have to ask, what would YOU like me to blog about? I’m always open to new ideas.
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