Lesson #1: sometimes you have to be selfish, and that’s more than okay
1. Thinking and thinking some more.
I have spent months thinking about this blog. About starting it, about making it something great, about feeding it with all I have so it someday returns the favor. The problem is, I’ve been thinking so much, I haven’t begun. Not until now.
2. Zero hype and zero followers.
I guess I’m taking the name in full stride, because this is officially the messiest launch in history. Zero hype and zero followers.Few friends know I’m even creating this blog, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it eventually.
I’ve entertained so many ideas about what this blog should be, that I haven’t thought about what I need from it. How should I shape this blog for myself? No one makes guides about that.
All the “great” bloggers tell you to write for your readers, but my ideal readers relate to the messy parts of myself. Either way, shouldn’t a blog extend from one’s self? I can’t abandon my personality for a profitable blog.
So, I have decided the only way to do this, is to reveal myself through my work. To ensure I enjoy writing each and every piece. To pour bits of my soul into all of the work I share.
3. Being selfish because I can.
My "messy" life, fuels this "messy" blog, which feeds our "messy" community.
Now that I’m taking a more introspective approach, in other words, being selfish because I can (and you should too), I’m finding myself more inspired to create work that will resonate. I have ideas for campaigns, and articles that introduce a different point of view. I am thinking of ways to provide help for you, where other sources on the internet lack.
This is starting to feel real. Should you find this, I hope you stick around, because it will only get better from here.