I can’t believe that one year ago I started a blog…ME of all people. At the behest of my manager, Alexia, I needed to create a blog site to promote myself on social media. She’s such a savy person when it comes to that so who am I to argue.
When I set up my journey on creating my site, I was a complete novice. No experience whatsoever. There were times when I felt like I needed to hire someone to do this for me so that I can skip all the clutter and get to the details of just writing.
I am so glad that I opted to do this on my own. It was rough at first but soon I got the hang of the process it took to set up a site I could call my own. Yes, you can truly “teach an old dog new tricks.” I am in no way an expert yet but I’m still in the process of learning all the intricacies to fixing my blog site to get it to how I want.
Once I got something up, the question was what was I going to write. I had no clue as to what direction I was going to take. I perused other sites and soaked in what they had to offer; soon I got to thinking that I should just write about whatever I felt like I needed to convey to anyone who would stumble across my site.
I wrote about anything and everything, my experiences, my family, my children, my pets, being a screenwriter, writing in general, poetry, what it took to be a writer, about life, pet peeves, being an eternal optimist, trying to be positive and so on and so forth.
It didn’t matter what I wrote I just needed to write. And I made a promise that I would write something each week regardless if it was eloquent or rough around the edges. I just needed to write. I made this promise to myself and I intended to keep it.
Well, it’s been a year and I’m proud to say that I’ve written something every week. I’ve kept my promise and will continue to do so until I decide otherwise. In the scheme of things, I felt like being a blogger was therapeutic. I got to sound off about a lot of things and was most satisfied that I got to share it…even if no one read it. Writing was writing after all and I am trying to better myself in this craft that I love.
I’m happy I started this journey and am truly excited to see where I’ll be next year. The future is unwritten and I’m looking forward seeing how my site will grow. I am honored to be one of the millions of bloggers in this world expressing myself through my site.