If a blog isn’t shared on social media, does it exist?
If a post doesn’t include a pretty picture, is the writing less desirable?
If a blog isn’t focused on a niche topic like finances, fashion, or how to start a blog, will others read it?
If no one but the writer reads it, is that okay?
These are the questions I’m pondering.
In this post from February, I shared about starting to look at development work again (it’s been 12 years since I left the IT industry!).
A few things have happened since then:
- I’ve realized I still enjoy coding! This was shocking, as I never expected to go back to it. In hindsight, though, I understand why I burned out back then, and what I could have done differently to avoid it. Or, maybe things worked out just as they should have.
- I’ve released the pressure to create and write for business, which has given me much-needed breathing room. For this new season of life post-book, I’m looking forward to working with software again…and being creative on the side.
- My love/hate relationship with social media is in a healthy place. I’ve long been torn by its ability to help you connect with others, but that it also keeps you addicted (and comparing, and judging, and wanting). Stepping back has felt really good (hence question #1 above).
So, I’m going to pivot with this blog.
Instead of focusing on creativity, I’m simply going to share what’s on my heart and mind, when I have that inner nudge to write. It may be closer to a “personal” blog than anything else.
There will be no writing schedule, no posting to social media, no pictures (unless a post really needs it).
There may even be no readers.
Unless you’re reading this.
In that case, thank you. ♥