Another day, another blog
Most of my blogs have been on Blogger. I’ve used WordPress quite a bit before, but never on my own blog. This should be interesting.
So hi, I’m trying to do this blog thing right again. Actually, is there ever really a right and a wrong way to blog? Whoever said that blogging should be done in certain ways anyway? Oh right, ever since the pressure was on to have a smart, monetized, informative blog that engages readers, encourages active participation in the comment threads, and links back to websites like crazy. Pah.
Yeah, I’m still bitter about that. I’ve had a blog since 1998 and I’ve never been a Superstar Blogger who makes thousands of dollars from Adsense, gets invited to events and restaurants and product launches, and is being yanked all over the place by desperate advertisers who want me to write advertorials for their products and services. Not that I wish to be a Superstar Blogger with this here new blog of mine, although it would be a tasty, tasty bonus. Especially if I manage to get free food out of it.
Anyway, I used to find blogging extremely easy. All I would do is just…write whatever came to mind. I had my first blog in 1998 and would talk about absolutely anything in it, and would even mention disliked people by name since not everyone was online back then. Today, that would be most unwise. Over the years, my blogging groove has significantly tapered off, mainly because I tend to stop myself mid-post and wonder, “Who the heck really cares about this shit?” and I would be so crippled with self-doubt and anguish that I’d scrap the whole thing altogether.
Now, I’ll do my darnedest to resist my own chants of “Quit! Quit! Quit!” and answer “Who the heck really cares about this shit?” honestly, directly, and with a finger stuck up at the worm of self-doubt: Me. I care about this shit. I haven’t written my own thing properly in years and it’s about time that I got back into the swing of writing once again. I’ve been doing a lot of writing for other people for the past several years and now I want to write stuff that I want to write, and even have a good time writing them, now how about that. And maybe you’ll have a good time reading them too, and that would be awesome. Or maybe you wouldn’t, which would be just as awesome.