I still cannot believe I have done 100 posts! Being that this is my 100th, some careful consideration went into what I ought to write about. Music? Photography? Food? Fashion? All wonderful topics, and all topics I have written about. But for this I particular post I thought it would be best to write about me and my journey as a blogger.
I started this blog two years ago…that in itself is hard for me to believe, I originally started this blog to promote my photography. Honestly I never thought that I would be writing about anything other than my shoots, mostly because I detested writing. Writing required too much time and effort for me. I was that kid in school who complained about having to write a multiple page report on a book because I could sum it up within a few sentences.
“They killed themselves because they were dumb, that sums it up. You’re better off not reading Romeo and Juliet! The end.”
Being a freelance photographer you have moments where it seems everyone and their cousin wants you to take their pictures, but more often than not, there are those times when it seems no one on God’s green earth wants to hire you. So what’s a photographer/blogger to do? Well I havent any shoots to share, so I ought to write about something…anything! Just so I can get my name out there. That’s where my love of blogging began.
Yes my intentions were purely selfish…but that’s kinda what a blog is right? A blog is about you, whether you want to admit it or not. So embrace your selfishness in this regard. Writing is probably one of the few activities out there that can be completely self-serving and beneficial to others all at the same time. At least that’s what I tell myself when I am afraid I’m coming across too self important. 😉
Thanks to blogging I have made some great business contacts, made some really great friends, developed a love of writing, and discovered a little more about myself. Nothing is quite as eye-opening as writing, there is always a hint of you in what you post. If you’re writing about dating/relationships you’re typically writing about what you’ve been through, in my case it’s typically about my chronic super singleness haha. If you’re writing about music it’s almost always about a band, song, music video, or whatever that you like. I know it’s that way with me, a little Music Monday anyone? If you’re writing about style there is essentially no way to leave your opinion out, style is purely subjective after all! One cannot see the big picture when they’re too close, that’s why I think writing is key to understanding yourself. You realize what your likes, dislikes, and even beliefs are when you see them in front of you in black and white.
So I just wanted to say thank you to WordPress for being an excellent blog site, and for giving me the tools I need to share my life with people from all around the world. I also wanted to give a huge thank you to all of you! Yes you, you who are reading this post! I cannot begin to express how delighted I am to have people interested in what I have to say, and how lovely it is to get feedback and encouragement from someone I may never meet in person! Blogging has helped me grow and all of you have too. If you’re considering starting a blog I say go for it, it may drive you completely mad, it may seem no one is reading it, and you may want to pack it all in sometimes. But if you stick with it and really write on the things you care about, it could very well be one of the most rewarding things you do. I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you will continue to read my blog, and that you all have an incredible Friday and weekend! I love you guys. Thanks for helping me get this far.