My Blog is 12 years old in a month. Here are some thoughts I have about blogging.

Someone asked me the other day ‘If I knew what blogging would turn into now would I do it over?’ These questions are kinda dumb because they could never happen and¬†are totally hypothetical in an alternate reality¬†that doesn’t exist.¬†¬†

HOWEVER…I don’t think I’d start now if I hadn’t started over a decade ago. Not for the thousands of hours at¬†events and meeting people, or what feels like a million nights alone at my computer. Sometimes my hands¬†actually hurt from scrolling. BUT maybe I would for the trips and the stuff, if I tally¬†it up it really does seem kinda¬†glamorous.¬†I feel like that though, is why a lot of people start these days which is totally backwards. It also shows when you try that hard, it looks desperate. Clinging to any ol’ brand¬†that’ll throw you (budget) bone or some free face cream.¬†

A blog isn’t just a money maker, a way to get ‘free stuff’, it takes a lot of work. I only started making money in the last couple years, and for most of the years I made less than zero many¬†months and other jobs kept¬†me afloat. (BTW, I still have other jobs, I’m producer/director at the 1188 studio and have a speaker agent)

It was always a hustle and I thought about quitting so many times that I never even told you about. 

I started a blog to keep a diary about my life because I have a sh*t memory and to be honest, I was drinking a lot at the time and I would always forget things.¬†These days, I scroll¬†past posts¬†on IG¬†or FB and literally shake my head saying¬†‘what the f*ck?’ ¬†Someone promoting healthy one day and then fast food the next,¬†or every alcohol, and every brand of shoes. How the hell do you build¬†brand loyalty or a voice with that type of behavior?¬†I haven’t stopped thinking bout this great post by Jay Strut a couple weeks ago where he mentioned ‘cement influencer’ and I spit out my tea.

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If guess if I was going to start now I’d start because¬†I had something to say or wanted to see¬†a change, be the change.¬†

Maybe I’m getting old or just¬†getting over it. I miss when people used to write about things they loved or how they felt. Maybe the best thing I can do is be what I want to see in the world. Be even more honest in my posts, by that I mean writing about my life more like I used to. The days I¬†don’t wanna¬†can’t leave my house or are overwhelmed. When something¬†really exciting happens.¬†

My blog is 12 years old in April and I think it’s about time I started writing more.¬†

Thank you for listening to me and helping me build my voice over the years. I love hearing from you so don’t feel you have to hide behind the screen, I’m here. I’m always here, on the other side of the internet.¬†