Build Back Better

Just kidding (kind of). This post is a constructive use of the slogan, not a political statement.

Back in November, WordPress (WP) sent me an invitation to take a free course called Introduction to Blogging for Beginners. I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants right from the very beginning, so I thought there might be something of value for me to learn.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot I already knew just by doing, but there’s just as much that I didn’t. I know it’s an advertising ploy (no dummy here) and it may just work, but so far, I’m still on the fence about buying the course. First, let’s see if I learned enough from the intro to grow blog readership and increase market demand for my books, just a little.

In the meantime, I’m doing what I can to Building Back Better Davydsblog. Part of the learning process involves blogging exercises WP calls challenges. Unfortunately for me, these challenges are all closed to new entries. I guess I missed the deadlines. But as a writer, I’ve learned three things that are simply undeniable. One, you never know where inspiration will come from. Two, you never know when inspiration will erupt. And three, if you don’t act on inspiration immediately, you lose it forever.

My next post, The Door at Night, was inspired by one of these WP challenges. I read the challenge just before Christmas. I finished it on Christmas Eve. If you read it, you’ll understand my delay in posting.

Davyd

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