Starting a blog can be daunting, I know, I have one. It’s one of those things we tell ourselves that we’ll do one day, like getting into shape or showering more than once a week. It’s not for everyone, but there’s something about the new year that encourages us to let go of our inhibitions and take that leap, some from a tall bridge, others into a new lifestyle. As part of my two year blogging anniversary, I wanted to take a moment to welcome all the new bloggers that have appeared over the past week, and will continue to appear throughout January. This is the dawning of a new day, and I’m so glad you could join us.
I remember being completely overwhelmed when I first joined WordPress, that I really had no clue where to begin.
So, I wrote. I wrote whatever it was that I wanted to write, and I’ve never looked back.
When I tell people I have a blog, what they actually hear is that I’m a passive-aggressive narcissist that drinks tea, which just isn’t the case, I don’t even like tea. Yet, the main thing that I get asked is, what is my blog about? which is easy, it’s about whatever I want.
You need to love what you do, more than you care about others loving it with you. To paraphrase a speech by the fine Captain Mal Reynolds, you can learn all the grammar in the ‘verse, but if you take a blog online that you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her posting when she oughta go dark. Tells you she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she quits. Makes her home.
I’ve watched so many of my favourite blogs come and go over the years, for reasons that I can only speculate. Whether you’re reading this as a new or experienced blogger, or even as someone tackling a new lifestyle with the change of the year, always remember your reasons for why. Stick around, and one day this could be us…
… moulding a better world together (dibs on Patrick). Go forth, one and all, and embrace or rediscover your brand new lifestyle, and whatever happens, I’ll still be here, striving for the one thing that I have aimed for all this time.