Today is theme day #2 for the Blogathon and we’re supposed to write on the prompt, “If I started blogging today, I would . . .” I’ve been thinking about this for the past few weeks and I’ve thought, “Well, maybe I’d have some kind of schedule and I’d write about certain things on certain days or I’d organize my blog more so that I posted at the same time every day or I’d make sure to have pictures with every post” and so on and so forth.
The truth is, I wouldn’t do any of those things because they’re all things I keep saying I’m going to start doing now and well, I don’t do them. The truth is, if I started blogging today, I would do everything the same way I’ve already been doing it.
That’s not to say I’m doing it perfectly. There lots of things I would love to do differently. I would really love to get more organized. I’ve been really proud of how I’ve been able to stay ahead with my posts this month, but I know I’m going to get right back to my beloved chaos when it’s over.
I love blogging and I love the whole blogging world. Ideally, I would be much more involved with it. But that’s not so much a matter of what I would do differently now knowing what I know – it’s a matter of not having the time.
So, instead I’ll write this –
If I didn’t have to work or take care of my kid or pay bills or make meals or clean a house or go to doctor’s appointments or go grocery shopping or wash and dry and fold and put away clothes, I would write a blog post every day. I would schedule them in advance and they’d all post at the same time of day. I’d always include a picture with my post (even if I had to spend an hour searching for the perfect picture). And there would be a theme so maybe on Mondays I would write about politics and Tuesdays I’d write about family and Wednesdays I’d write poetry and so on and so forth.
I’d respond to all of my comments the same day. I’d read the blogs I follow every day and comment on all of their posts and I’d organize a blogging conference where I could meet all of my fellow bloggers and we’d talk about what to write and why we write and how to use social media and why we use social media.
Then we’d relax after a day of conferencing by going to the bar and I’d get drunk on Long Island iced teas and we’d all have a blast and then I’d go home and blog about it.
That’s what I’d do.