This is my second post today because I realized I was one short of my goal of 31 posts in 31 days. After finishing a similar project in July on a different blog, I decided to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge here, mainly to get a sense of this blog’s voice and purpose.

What did I learn?

Bloggers are a varied and generous community.

Life is full of ideas to blog about, as long as I curb my perfectionism and not my enthusiasm.

Once a week I plan to do book reviews.

Guest posts are something I want to pursue more, to showcase other writers and to add some variety.

Brevity is good. Some points can be left out, giving readers the satisfaction of inferring.

Outlining posts for the week works well, as long as I give myself the freedom to change my mind.

One’s reason for blogging is as individual as the blogger. Never try to be someone else.

Sometimes I now write my blog posts out in longhand first (thanks, Kelsey, for the inspiration!).

Twitter is less confusing the longer I am on it. 🙂

I’ll add to these thoughts a bit later. For now, though, welcome to September!