While I was mindlessly scrolling Instagram, I realized that I was tired of the constant advertisements being pushed on me by bloggers. And most importantly, I was tired of mindlessly scrolling. It was taking up a lot of my time without any value being added. It was like I was endlessly shopping for things I didn’t need and never bought. In addition, some of my favorite bloggers that I felt didn’t push consumerism on me 24/7 just had children and were transitioning into mommy bloggers. Don’t get me wrong, I have found some great products through bloggers, and plan on showcasing some products myself, but when every story, post, blog is a gift guide, it is too much! So I thought, why don’t I start a blog with the kind of articles that I’d want to read. I want to read articles that inspire me, that teach me new things, and that are entertaining to read (and research).
I’m also one of those people who loved writing assignments in school, and I kind of missed writing fun stuff. I write technical reports for work all the time, but that doesn’t compare to coming up with a prompt and then writing about it. I like sharing things I do and things that I find interesting and writing a blog is the perfect way to accomplish that.
While reflecting on 2021, I was really proud of myself. I had accomplished some BIG goals this year and needed my next new challenge. I felt like I wanted a creative challenge but it still needed to be measurable. I have never done anything remotely close to launching a website and providing “content” on a weekly basis. I’m able to see if I’ve successfully posted weekly and if I’ve been able to generate any kind of traffic. There are a lot of new skills to be learned by running a blog, and I’m here for it. Not only am I learning, but a blog will be a great way for me to look back at some of the cool things I’ve done throughout the year. Besides, what’s life if you don’t try new things and grow from them?