Some people blog for the wrong reasons. I like to think I’m blogging for the right reasons.
It’s not about the numbers. It shouldn’t be. But having followers is nice. Reading comments is fun.
When I first started my blog in 2013, I got so much joy out of writing. Creating. Making something from nothing.
For a time, I stopped enjoying the creative process as much as I once did because I was focused on the wrong things. But the bliss I felt when I first started blogging keeps me going. So I’ll keep trying to have fun as I write and edit.
Everything else is secondary to me. The views, the followers. Fame. Fortune.
I didn’t start this blog with the goal of turning it into a business. In many ways, I initially wanted blogging to remain a hobby, a passion. At least I want to blog for myself. Writing blog posts for others is a different story.
I hope I never forget the happiness I felt when I began in high school. How excited I was at the end of the day while brushing my teeth.
Four years ago, I made a decision to start a blog. And almost every day I’ve decided to stick with it. I want to see where this journey will take me. I’ve already seen and done more than I ever expected to back in April of 2013.
I don’t regret starting a blog. It’s one of the best things I’ve done in my twenty years of living.
I’ll continue to do my best to not regret, to live my life without regrets.
I haven’t always been where I am today. I went many years without a blog. But now it’s such a big part of my life. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t or couldn’t blog.
I have no idea what to expect from this coming school year. But I have a feeling blogging will be a constant. This blog has been a rock for me. It’s been a lighthouse. Everything I asked for and more.
Whatever happens, wherever I go, I’ll likely write a blog post about it.
What else would I do? Take a picture and post it on social media? Please. That’s just not me.