I’ll start by addressing something that I’m not proud of: this isn’t my first blog.
I’ve started at least 5 blogs in my life. Two actually had real posts. One had many, many post drafts–drafts that I never gathered the courage to publish. The other two were mere layouts with grand ideas and absolutely zero followthrough.
I’d also concede that publishing a blog post on an unknown site should not be considered an overly “courageous” act. Not something a bard would immortalize or a historian would study. Just the result of a millennial with social anxiety fearing the judgment of others.
Case in point: I hadn’t told any of my friends about starting a blog until after I’d already published the welcome post (my thinking was something along the lines of “CAN’T GO BACK NOW, BITCH”). When I told my fiancé, the conversation went something like this:
Me: I’m starting a blog.
Me: Yes. It’s silly.
Him: No it’s not! You’re smart and have great ideas.
Boom! Instant confidence boost! With that endorsement, I feel like I could charge the armies of Genghis Khan.
For those of you interested, here are some of the old blogs:
–The Funky Loop: a blog written with my cousin while we backpacked Europe (I’m L)
–Norfolk Newbie: a blog written in my first year living in Norfolk, Virginia
Have you ever written a blog? Were you able to keep it up? What inspired you to keep going?
If you haven’t written a blog, would you ever consider one? What would it be about?