Before I started writing the blog, I thought the idea was a bit crazy. I had topics in mind to write about, but I didn't really know what I was doing, or what would happen when those topics were done.
But here we are, a month later, and I just keep writing!
I am amazed at the commitment I feel to posting every day. I started jotting down my thoughts for this post early on Saturday, but right now it is 12:03am on Sunday morning. I just arrived back to the hotel from an outdoor pageant, and I won't go to bed until this post is finished. That's dedication I didn't know that I had.
Often I am surprised at some of the conclusions that I have come to while writing. I haven't written anything untrue, but it seems that I didn't know what was true until I wrote about it.
This blog has also forced me to become more creative, to think harder about ideas. I no longer worry about running out of things to write about. Subjects will continue to present themselves and I will twist them into something worth reading.
The most unexpected consequence of this blog, however, is that it has made me a better writer. I work hard at crafting my posts, writing and editing and reading and then starting it all over again. I cut any digressions that don't add to the central theme of the post. If there is a way to be more succinct, that is the wording I try to choose. I want the beginning, middle and end to speak to the reader. The finished product is so much better than my first efforts.
But now it is 12:38am and I am done with perfecting this post. It is time to go to bed. Thank you for reading my blog. Happy monthiversay!