Four Reasons You Should Keep Blogging
After I wrote my first blog I checked the computer every couple hours like I was going to break the internet or something. Obviously, I didn't and still haven't managed to go viral. I could honestly afford to put a lot more work into what I choose to write. There's just a few things I can't seem to get a grip on.
I really just can't manage to narrow in on one category to talk about, and then you get asked well what are you interested in? For me, it varies by the day. I'm passionate about the justice system in America and the numerous ways that big government seems to be failing the people of the world. Family, love, life, and friends are all very dear to me. I love crafts and sometimes cooking. (Keyword sometimes)
The number one thing I can't get a grip on is trying to find my niche.
It just sounds to fancy for me right off the rip.
Not to mention, it's a word that just doesn't sound right the first time you say it.
This has honestly been more of a practice for me.
If you have the time, poke around and skim through a couple of my blogs. Give me some constructive criticism, because let me tell you what - this is the kind of stuff I'm living for these days (professionally anyway).
So Why Do I Keep Writing?
Sadly, it's not because I believe I have something to offer to the rest of the world that there's not somebody out there can't give.
I'm mostly blogging because I'm still hoping I can still contribute. On the off chance that maybe there is something I can say that can help a few people. Maybe even just one person.
What do I really want to get out of this blog, or future blogs?
I really want to connect with people. I want to change things. I want to help people. There's surely more for me to offer than an easy recipe for chick tacos or a simple outline of planning a birthday party.
Right now, I'm practicing. I don't have all the time I need to really research and prepare educated articles on the hard hitting issues I really want to bring up. The real stuff we need to start talking about, and quit ignoring.
It's become an easy thing to ignore all the bad until it's sitting on your doorstep. That's one of the main things I want to change. I want people to start thinking about problems in the justice system, in government, politics, and communities BEFORE the problems have spun out of control.
Keep Chuggin' Along
Well, I never posted this hub. Once again, I drifted away and left my hub frozen in time. When I made it back, my one hub that gets the most traffic was up to almost 2,000 views. Considering it's been active for almost 2 years, that's not too exciting, but I still think we should take pride in our accomplishments - no matter how big or how small. So I did.
What bothers me the most is that this blog is on a silly subject, and I still feel like I have more to offer. I can't help but feel like I have so much more to share.
The past year has been interesting for me, to say the least. It's been fun, yet overwhelming sometimes, as I've been trying to let loose and live a little. I've attended a few concerts, and even made it to see Katt Williams perform live in Nashville, Tennessee.
So, when I made it back to my blog, I started really thinking about the things I've done in the past year. Moving out of my comfort zone, and what exactly that may have taught me or led me to.
My birthday is also coming up quick. I'll be 26 years old. I know, it's not too serious, but surely calls for some retrospect.
Well, the concerts I had been attending were all kind of by happenstance, and they weren't artists that fit into my favorite genre's. I am familiar with the music though because my long-time boyfriend is a big fan.
What I couldn't help but ignore was what a great time I had at the shows. Even though they weren't really my style and even the atmosphere wasn't really my 'scene'. It gave me a new appreciation for the genre and along with it opened my eyes to the fact that I love music.
Well honestly, I've always loved music, but for the first time in my life I seemed to notice that I appreciate music. I appreciate the art, the courage, and the talent that it takes to put on such an amazing performance. For the first time, I felt the energy and the emotion that was being desperately cast out hoping that you'll get caught by the hook.
Then suddenly, I realized I had been clinging too tightly to the idea that I had needed to write something meaningful, but that I needed to write something that was real. Something that could be felt.
So, I'm back, and I'm hoping this time I'm here to stay.