First Post · writing

Here We Are Again

Writing our first post on a new blog.

Writing the first blog post is like trying to start an essay. You want to say exactly the right thing to start off, but you wrack your brain for hours, and never quite find the appropriate words.

Why is that blank canvas so daunting?

Anyway, here I go, getting that ball rolling again. I deleted my last blog in the hopes of starting afresh, because it started to feel like I was writing for others. I was trying to emulate the style of some of my personal favorite bloggers, and eventually it all became too much for me to keep up with. It felt like I didn’t know whose perspective I was writing from at times, and life is too short to try and consider what everyone else will or will not like. Sometimes you gotta step on some toes in the pursuit of just being yourself, I guess.

Anyway, I am feeling motivated now and have a good feeling about this space. I want to get more involved with the blogging community now that I feel like I really have something that represents me as a writer and an observationalist.

No matter how many things I write in earnest attempts to sound more likeable, more relatable, more intelligent, or just more cool, it all comes back to me and who I naturally am. I really am still a weirdo.