If you saw the number of “drafts” in my posts list you would never believe it.
Seems like I just can’t get past a title for a post anymore. I have no idea why. I have bloggers block. It’s weird too, cause I love to blog. I love to write and I love my dogs so what could be better than writing about my dogs? Still. . . no words come.
I still read everyones blogs, and love them. But for my little neglected blog there just seems to be no words.
So it got me thinking, Why did I start blogging? Who do I write for anyways?
The answer might seem selfish, but I started blogging for me. I started keeping a record of the lessons I was learning for me.
So what’s the problem?
Sometimes I bog myself down in feeling like I have to link to everything possible, have stunning pictures in every post, never have ONE typo-gasp! A typo! Then I got bogged down in the commercial aspect, the details of Google Analytics and SEO’s and paid posts. Making my blog into something that the “whole world” could find valuable or something silly like that.
But you know what? My favorite blogs to read are not always the technical training blogs, though I do love those. Most of the blogs on my blog roll are the daily stories of you and your 4legged friends. When I loved my blog the most thats what it was too.
I need to go back to that original goal of keeping a record of the adventures of my pups for me. I hope that means someone along the line will still be able to learn from our lessons, but if not, I still have it for me.
It’s not that I don’t want to be a resource for all the loyal readers I have, but I’m not much of resource if I never post. I’m tired of getting to the end of all these drafts and thinking, “Who would want to read this anyways?”
You know who wants to read it? I do!
So in the spririt of reenergizing this blog here’s a brief recap of what we’ve done with our lessons the last few weeks and months:
Magnus is doing good. He doesn’t understand why he can’t zoomy and fetch like always, but his limp is getting better.
Maizey is still my Princessface. She has good days and not so good days. We finished her Tricks for Clicks class a while back and she did great.
Our Training Levels work is going good. I love Sue’s new books and am far enough into them to actually start testing through and working on the levels again. I’m loving that.
Magnus got his AKC STAR and now we’re making CGC plans.
Lots of exciting walks and training has been happening, although this has been out slowest week in ages since I’ve had stomach flu and Magnus has that pesky limp.
And while none of this seems that interesting, I know in a year I’ll look back and even if I’m still thinking, “Who wants to read this anyways?” I know I’ll be reading it and be glad I am!