Sunday, August 28, 2016

Why Blogging is Like Farming

I'm celebrating my 7th birthday as a blogger tomorrow on 8/29.  In many ways, I'm like a farmer.  I rise early to plant seeds before sunrise, work in the fields all day and hope everything makes it to harvest.  There are droughts to contend with, scorching heat and rampant flood waters.  My seeds are thoughts.  They sprout words.  Some never survive the editing stage.  That's okay.  I'm satisfied with my creative farming techniques, though unconventional. 

Perhaps the greatest lesson I learned as a blogger is to keep farming in good times and in bad.  Consistency matters.  Seven years seems like a lifetime in the blog world.  Most never make it to harvest.  I'm one of the lucky ones.  Daily blogging shaped my writing muscles and transformed me from an out of shape city boy to full fledged owner of my own field of dreams.  I'll never stop farming.  This is my life.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

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