|Posted by [email protected] on April 12, 2016 at 11:55 PM|
There were a lot of time spent trying to create the ideal idea. We have seen countless false starts and half-tailed attempts. There has been times where I had been ready to give up on the thought of your blog altogether.
The past means nothing though. There's this post, today, and each of the posts that are going to include it. My blog is finally here, and I'm willing to start putting my writing on the market to the world to see.
Where do you start though? I have a huge amount of ideas for this web site. I could possibly just dive directly into that. The theory doesn't feel right though. There's a tone that I would like to strike here. I want you, your reader, to feel like you actually know me and can (hopefully) connect with me. So today is centered on me: who I am just and why I'm doing this.
I promise my ego won't shine through too strongly (let's ease into this), so please read on:
Who Am I?
I'd want to pretend that I'm someone special, which blogging was this excellent destiny that I'm finally fulfilling but that could be a lttle bit on the top. I'm just a normal guy, by using a super normal name (Joe).
I work an ordinary job that has a pretty strict social media/blogging policy, thus i won't be discussing it much here. I have a reliable relationship by using a wonderful woman. In reality, we merely hit our first anniversary! I've been writing online inside my extra time for five-years now, and also the act has surprisingly fit me such as a glove.
You wouldn't be aware of it initially, but I enjoy talk. It doesn't matter just what the subject is. Generally If I learn about it, then I'll quickly find a way to make things in to a debate or even a lesson. Generally If I don't be aware of subject well, I morph to the consummate student: asking them questions and taking things from different angle. There's the social stuff too, but I'm more likely to want to speak about an enterprise move than I am just about Kim K's latest selfie.
It's that longing for interaction and intellectual debate that has kind of set me up for writing (along with the modest success that I've seen in the field) but that's a story for the upcoming section.
So, Why Writing?
You understand, I actually despised writing before age of 21. It was actually my least favorite move to make in class. The act was time consuming, it absolutely was the standardized test that we performed the worst on, there were millions of better stuff that I assumed I could do with my time.
I remained competent at the very least within my abilities though. Possessing a mother and step-father who are both perfectionist high school English teachers is going to do that to you. I couldn't afford college after being made to move out though, so it was a great deal of fastfood work rather than much writing for the first many years of my adulthood.
Then, the period that I love to call my "Great Depression" hit. My girlfriend back then broke on top of me, and started dating my roommate. I hated my take out job, and quit immediately. The bills were to arrive though, so I turned to the web for work.
I needed a good run as being a freelance writer for a few years but writing the less-end stuff set me up for the pretty intense burnout. I ended up being just going completely off the grid for approximately a year, and it was a very important thing in my opinion and my writing.
Rather than writing for clients, I would personally go out with a hike having a notebook and simply jot down posts and articles of my very own. They've never seen light of day (and so they won't now), mostly simply because they were pretty rough.
I began to produce a real style though, and learned a lot in regards to what I liked to write down and what I'm about as being a person as well. At my core I'm a trainer/explainer. I wish to become the smartest guy inside the room, partially for my own, personal ego but mostly because I love having the solutions to everyone's problems.
I finally hit my stride in 2014. I realized a person I dreamed of being. I also realized that writing was my perfect platform. Having the capability to lay things out, some point once the other, guaranteed which i could say what I necessary to say.
"I Wanna Be The Top..."
Therefore the passion for writing has truly been ignited in me, why wait such a long time to begin a blog? The two main reasons: self-doubt about the caliber of my writing, stemming from not enough topic.
Every writer online says that you have to niche down. You should center on one very specific thing to make your way of life concerning this. It's just not the type of person that we am. I would like to be the greatest at everything that I could. Working on one subject might be a death knell.
So I manned up and chose to shun the "comfort zone" idea of one niche. My comfort zone is sitting on a generic site, talking about whatever matters for me or my readers at any moment.
With all the subject problem solved, I'm not worried much about quality anymore. I'm hyper-competitive to put it mildly. Given that I actually have my wheelhouse, it really is my one and only goal to dominate it. Every piece that we put out will probably serve a defined purpose. Every new piece is going to be a lot better than the final.