I’ve worked really hard over the last week trying to get my blog up and running. Going through a pretty expansive to-do list of things I had little to no prior knowledge of. Google became my new best friend. I was searching things like ‘How do you make a website?’
I was starting from the ground up.
Little by little things were starting to come together.
Pick a blog template. Check.
Figure how to organize a blog. Working on it.
Figure out how to make a Facebook page. Check.
Read about Twitter etiquette. Ongoing.
Everything else on my list I could research, read about and eventually find a solution. When it came to creating content, well, that’s all on me.
Once I sat down to write my first post I was pleasantly surprised that it came together fairly easily. The words found their way from my brain to the page in a somewhat coherent and efficient manner.
Write first post. Check.
But then reality set in. Who is going to read this? Do I want people to read this? Or is it purely a personal exercise, like journaling?
I’ve spent many hours struggling with this. Trying to figure out what this blog is. Trying to figure out how ‘out’ I want to be as its creator.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized I want people to read my posts. I want people feel like they aren’t alone.
Because man, sometimes when you feel like you are *this close* to completely losing it you need to know that someone else has been right there with you.
Up until this point I’ve kept a ‘People who know’ list. As this list has grown I’ve gotten more confident. Every bit of feedback has pushed me closer to the big reveal.
So I’m working up the guts to ‘Share’ my blog on my personal Facebook page. Letting all my friends know what I’ve been working on.
If you’re reading this because of my ‘Share’, thank you. It means a lot to me that you took the time to see what I’ve been working on.
Image Credit: Denis Dervisevic