What I’ve Learned About Blogging So Far

Hello everyone,

I know I don’t have the best track record with sticking to blogs, but Tumblr has officially scared me out of blogging over there anymore and I’ve heard some good things about WordPress so I decided to give it a shot, though I’m not too sure how this will go.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Paige Turner and I’m the author of Alive: A Journey To Redemption.

However, it is important to note that this will not strictly be a “writing” blog. I think that’s part of the reason I haven’t been consistent with blogging in the past, because I held too tightly onto the idea that a blog was supposed to be one specific thing, and I don’t do well at that.

For instance, when I started writing a blog the first time (I forget what website I used then) I thought that I was supposed to tell everyone HOW I wrote my novel, but I quickly ran out of things to talk about. I am not qualified to teach the craft of writing. Besides, a good magician (or author) never gives away their tricks.

Then I tried again on Tumblr, and that went a little better than my first attempt, however, it still ended in failure, and here’s why: I don’t write a lot of poems, and the ones I do usually aren’t good enough to put on the Internet. There, I said it, I am not a great poet, and that’s what I was trying to be, because I thought you had to write poetry to be on Tumblr.

Then when I finally made the decision to blog about what I wanted, I learned that Tumblr may be shut down in the near future (I sincerely hope this isn’t true, because I adore Tumblr for fan-blogging), so I’ve finally moved to WordPress.

I’m not closing my Tumblr account, because who knows? I might go back there at some point once they sort out the ‘Yahoo is shutting down Tumblr’ rumors, but I will be moving some of the more “important” posts over here, and here’s to hoping that I’ll find it within myself to blog a lot more.

— Paige