I wasn’t going to post today, let alone post about blogging, but I wanted to do a special Tuesday Thoughts post becaaaauuuseeee…
This is my 100th blog post!
*mini wave in celebration to me!*
(Bonus points for you if you get that reference.)
I can’t believe it. I really didn’t think I’d last this long considering I have a bad habit of starting things with a ton of enthusiasm, and then slowly (but surely) that enthusiasm dwindles. But not this time! I’m super impressed with myself for sticking with something – mind you, something I love doing & am super passionate about – for this long.
I wanted to write a special post (considering this is a milestone of sorts), and I figured that the perfect thing to write about would be the one thing I love doing – blogging – and why I decided to start a blog.
I la-la-looooove blogging, and I think it’s something that I’ve grown to be good at.
I’ve always been interested in writing (I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before), and it’s on my bucket list to have a novel published, but blogging is a way to share my voice on my own terms.
I started my blog back in March 2015, but didn’t officially launch it until late August/early September. I was nervous; what if people didn’t like what I had to say? I had to eventually push aside that fear and just go for it. Can’t let the fear of striking out keep you from running a blog.. or.. something like that.
The reason why I started a blog is pretty simple..
I have a lot to say, and I want people to listen.
It’s not about becoming “internet famous” (as some of you aspiring bloggers may think), it’s about sharing my opinions and thoughts, and teaching others lessons and life tips that I’ve picked up in my 29 years on earth.
It takes a special skill set to blog, in my opinion. You have to be somewhat computer literate, know how to reach your target audience, and you should probably be a decent writer. Even if you’re not, don’t let that stop you if you’re thinking of starting a blog. It’s a great way to have a cluster of memories all in one place. I can look back on certain posts and relive those moments with the click of a button.
As a blogger, I’ve become much more organized. I’ve also become a lot more addicted to social media, but when you’re working towards making this a full-time job and not just a passion project, you kind of have to be. Your online presence needs to get out there somehow, right?
Blogging is a tricky job, but someone’s gotta do it.
And I’m glad I do it.
I’m beyond thrilled that I was able to reach 100 posts, and I hope hundreds more follow!
PS. The photo of the cactus doesn’t really mean anything, it’s just a cool shot I took earlier.