From time to time I try this blogging thing and ... I'm terrible at it. I think there are a few reasons for this:
1) I don't know who my audience is. Probably no one, because I never publicize this blog. On top of that, I don't think I have anything to contribute that isn't already out there (probably on a more popular/well-known/widely read blog). The whole exercise feels pointless and aimless and useless. Ugh.
2) Blogging feels like a waste of time. I've never been much of a journal-er, which means I'm not super invested in this style of writing to begin with. As a result, when I have a choice between blogging and doing pretty much anything else, the "anything else" wins.
3) Five years ago the prevailing wisdom was that if you wanted to succeed as a writer, you had to blog. I simply don't think that's the case anymore. In part, that's true because the Internet is saturated with blogs, so it's no longer the powerful marketing tool it once was. But it's also due to the fact that there are so many more platforms that serve the same purpose that blogs once did.

So...I'm going to try transitioning from traditional blogging to one or more of these new platforms. For right now, I'm going to focus on Tumblr. Fortunately, my Tumblr posts will show up here. So it will kind of be the same as blogging. Except much, much easier.

At least, that's the theory. Wish me luck! (She blogs into the uncaring void.)