I hope you’re all spending the second day of the new year well, and in the company of loved ones. I myself am relaxing at home, watching Dexter (Netflix finally updated to the latest seasons!), and working on my blog at the same time. In the new year, I hope to improve this blog, because lets face it, I slack off A LOT. Sure, life gets hectic at times and keeps me from updating regularly, but if I really focused myself, I think I can make this succeed. (Sure sound confident, don’t I?) Therefore, I’ve decided to participate in WordPress’ Zero to Hero 30 day blogging event! Each day I will work more on my blog, improve it in some way (and hopefully even more than I am instructed to by the Daily Post), and by the end of the month, I want to have something that resembles a proper blog. (And by proper blog, I mean a blog that has seriously been worked on and has the dedication of its writer.)
Today just so happens to be (officially) the first day of the event. And, to go with the theme of beginnings, the assignment for the day is to introduce myself and my motivations for this blog. I know, at first this seemed a bit redundant for me given that I’ve had this blog for over a year now; but it’s not a bad idea actually. One of the hardest things for me to do as a blogger is, surprise surprise, to share information about myself. Disclosing myself is without a doubt, one of the scariest aspects of my life. I’m an introvert by nature, and hate to talk unless absolutely necessary. More than that, I hate telling anyone my personal business and personal details of my life. Don’t get me wrong, over the year I’ve tried to share. I think I even shared more with you guys than I have with my friends on a regular basis; but I know that in the long run, my efforts have not been enough. One of the questions given in today’s guidelines is: Why are you blogging, rather than keeping a personal journal? Well, because I want to be heard. But, lets step away from this question for a moment and think about another one: why do people read blogs? I can’t really answer this for others, but I can answer the question myself. I read other’s blogs because I find people interesting, but not just because of that. I read them in order to find others like myself, and to gain some sort of support (even if it’s only one sided) from other’s words, because, lets admit it, words are powerful. (This isn’t a pen and sword argument, but we all know which is the real winner.) So again, why am I writing a blog instead of keeping a personal journal? (Well, I do keep a journal too, as some of you may know.) It’s hard answering this question, but I will have to say that I blog because I want to share my words with others, and bring some kind of solace to others that need it as well. As a human being, I’ve learned that I cannot make it on my own, I cannot live without human interaction as much as I would like to at times. (We all have our off days, don’t we?) So yes, I blog in order to share myself with others, and inspire them if at all possible, just as all of you inspire me.
So, now you know why I keep this blog and why I can’t let it fail. I will put my best into it, but I must also ask for your help as well. Please don’t hesitate to add your comments to each of my posts, as I do need others to interact with in order for this to be successful. For all of my regular readers, I hope to hear even more from you, and thank you in advance. And as you might have seen, I struggle with keeping a set theme to this blog. Is it a writing blog? A craft blog? A photography blog? A music blog? Well, it’s a personal blog that incorporates all of these things into it in order to present a semblance of my life. I’m surprised that it’s taken me so long to come to this conclusion, and for that I apologize. However, I will tell you all now, I do have a few plans for the year, and plan to open up one more blog that will most definitely have a theme, but I’ll keep that hush hush for now. And finally, who would I like to connect with in this blog? Well, all of you, and with anyone that has something to say. I am a writer and avid reader, and I know that that limits me, but if someone else has anything they want to talk about that is not writing or art or crafts (or about any other random things that I know about), then please comment and expect many questions in response. I am not afraid to admit that I do not know something (even something in my own field).
Well, this is it for now. If you are interested in joining the fun please follow the link down below, and please, let me know if you are participating so I can follow you and support you as best as I can! Have a great day!