Today's Five Minute Free Write is actually part of the regular Five Minute Friday. If you are a writer and would like to join in, it's really quite simple. Write for five minutes on the word of the day. Post it. Link it up at Kate's Five Minute Friday Read the post before yours and leave a word of encouragement behind. AND Kate has a giveaway again this week! The word for today is LONG. Ready? Set? GO!
Long time to be blogging, I figure.
As I logged in to write for five minutes last night, I saw that on Thursday I had written my 2,000th blog post. Wow! That sounds like a lot of writing to me. It's taken me a little over seven years to write that many posts.
I initially started my blogging adventure by writing every day. A few years into blogging, I decided to take Sundays off. Then a few years ago there were some major things happening in my life — like going to work part-time in ministry plus some personal family stuff — and my time, energy, focus, and enthusiasm for writing here took a major hit. The reality is if you aren't writing a lot and connecting with your readers at the same time, you lose your readers as well.
Almost shut the door here, but decided to keep my blog going only on different terms. I'll write when I'm able to. Period. Well, except for this month when I decided to write for 31 days straight. Guess I didn't keep my terms for very long.....
(Sorry, I got interrupted when I was writing this and went to bed without posting it!)
*Participating in Five Minute Free Writes
October 2014 - Day 17