I’ve been blogging for over 6 months now. I haven’t been all that consistent with it, but I have done my best thus far. I intend to start being better about it, and move to at least a weekly post. But with that consistency must come motivation and a firm grasp of the goals for my blog. So here’s the 5 reasons that I blog:
- Building Mastery – This involves improving my writing, improving my self-awareness, improving my coping skills, handling vulnerability, challenging myself, the list goes on. Blogging benefits me in very real and tangible ways.
- Sharing Is Caring – My hope is that there are others out there that would benefit from hearing my stories, thoughts, and insights. And if that is the case, I really hope to reach those people. That being said, I am always available for questions, suggestions, and advice!
- The Challenge – Everyone can gain something by listening to another’s perspective. You don’t have to agree with it, but this blog might challenge you. It might challenge some of your core beliefs, your impressions, or what you have come to know from your own experience. The challenge is okay. This is meant to stretch your comfort zone as well as my own. That is how we grow.
- Internet Diary – This blog will be a great resource to look back on over the years as a documentation of change. It will be documenting the change in my writing, in my perspective, and in myself. This captain’s log, immortalized in the binary code, will be the diary I could never keep. I’ve tried so many journals and diaries over the years, but this is what I’ve found worth my time.
- Ultimately, this is a blog for me. It’s purpose is for me, by me. It is for all of the reasons outlined above, but the common denominator is me. Sound egotistical? Do I sound like a “millennial”? I’ve spent most of my life living for other people. This is one of the things that I’ve done for myself, and that’s okay. I can be radical in my self-care and self-love. And, I think that is an important purpose for this blog.
So, I’m going to have fun with this endeavor. I’m going to change, grow, and live the life I want to lead. I want to establish a life worth living, and that involves doing some things for myself. Part of that is extending this bridge, this story, this log, to the rest of humanity. And with that, I hope you all find some comfort that you can do the same.
Be radically you, and participate in self-love and self-discovery on a daily basis. We never stop growing or changing. Be an active participant and try to use it to benefit others in their own journeys.
Thank you all for your support in this endeavor, and best of luck in your own!