I used to have a blog where I wasn’t anonymous. I had a picture of myself on the sidebar, links to my personal social media accounts, and everything. There was no hiding who I was.
For someone who likes attention, that’s a great thing. I’ll admit that I did enjoy people knowing the person behind the words was me. I enjoyed the recognition I got from the few people who did read that blog.
But it was also a curse.
I couldn’t write about what I really wanted to because I was worried the M, MM, D, or A would see it. That would be pretty catastrophic because, in real life, I’m trying to keep a low-contact but decent relationship with them. I don’t want to cut them out completely (yet) because it would be weird. We live in the same town, about 10 minutes away from each other.
But I digress.
The point is that, on that other blog, I couldn’t say what I really wanted to. I couldn’t be myself, not truly. I was constantly putting on this façade for people who were reading my blog instead of being who I am.
With this blog, I can say whatever, do whatever, post whenever, comment whatever I want. I don’t feel hindered on this blog which is why I’ve been able to write a post every day for almost a week now.
I wanted to make my other blog my full-time job. I still would like to eventually do something like that, but that’s not the goal of this blog. Rather, the goal of this blog is to just express myself. It’s kind of like an online diary where I can write out my thoughts and feelings while also sharing those things with other people.
I just love that I don’t feel pressured to provide content that’s similar to other successful blogs. I can just be me and write whatever I want.
If you don’t have a blog yet but you’re considering it, this is your sign to stop waiting! Stop being afraid of whatever is holding you back and just do it! I promise you won’t regret it. 🙂