I am within days of completing my 30-day challenge, which is:
Post to My Pleasant Places every single day during the month of July.
This challenge has really stretched me. I have spent many hours writing (many more than you would imagine, I guarantee). In fact, if I thought it would always take so much time, I believe I would call it quits. However, I have made enough progress over the past 20-something days, that I am confident I will be able to continue building my writing muscles and producing content fast enough to justify the time spent on the blog.
I will write more about my conclusions and what I have learned in this 30-day experiment next week, but in the meantime, I wanted to ask you who have been reading for a HUGE FAVOR. My Pleasant Places has a tiny little “following,” and I would like for that following to grow. In order for that to happen, I know I must produce quality content—not just fluff. Of course, there will always be just-for-fun posts (like Another Reason to Run), and I will keep the Fun Friday idea going, but I need to hear from you who have been following along during these baby stages of My Pleasant Places. Since I started the blog on January 1 of this year, my posts tend to center around these themes: Goals, Productivity, Fitness, Planning and Technology (apps, Google Reader) and Just-for-Fun. Of course, the spiritual dimension runs throughout those themes, too, because it is at the core of who I am (it is not a theme unto itself). Which of those themes do you enjoy reading about the most (what subject matter attracts you)? Did you have a favorite post(s)? If so, which one(s)? Is there a theme/subject you would like me to write about that I have not touched on yet? Do you have a question(s) that you would like me to address (questions are a great way to launch into a good post or possibly even a new theme)?
Most, if not all, who are reading My Pleasant Places are personal friends and acquaintances of mine, so I am asking questions of you that I might not ask of a typical blogosphere audience. Your response would be EXTREMELY helpful to me at this stage. I will study your answers and review the posts that you say were the most helpful/enjoyable so that I might further discover “my writing voice.” Let me THANK YOU in advance for taking the time to read and to respond. You are much appreciated!