I’ve been reading blogs for as long as I can remember – you may be thinking that that can’t be that long since with depression comes bad memory… but I promise you, I’ve been reading blogs for years. I’ve tried blogging as well but I guess the only platform that I’ve actually stuck with is Facebook. Mind you, I actually don’t share anything personal on Facebook. I mostly just “share” whatever posts I find on my feed that I find cool or cute.
I can’t remember all of the platforms I’ve tried. The most recent one that I can remember is Tumblr and that didn’t work out… I wasn’t as serious about blogging as I am right now so don’t be quick to dismiss that. I am planning on starting a Tumblr for CoffeeHeartMind! I think I also started a Blogger at one point. I’ve tried blogging for YEARS! I think the first time that I tried blogging I was 13-years-old… yeah… that was a while ago…
I LOVE THE IDEA OF BLOGGING! I can’t stress that enough! It doesn’t even matter what kind of day I am having… I can go online and just look for a random blog and read it. Totally depending on how I am feeling that day and I love that! What I love even more is that there IS a blog out there for everybody! I love that no matter what situation I was in… reading a blog made me feel like I was not alone.
I wanted to be able to help someone that way too!
Of course I was nervous. I think that everyone gets nervous before jumping into this. But I can’t tell you how excited I am that I finally started my own blog!! Mine. My own domain and everything! I am super happy about this! I finally took the PLUNGE! *insert happy dance here*
Starting a project like this… when you have an anxious mind… it’s difficult. For me, it was anyway. What did my mind tell me? Well, it went something like this…
“Do you really REALLY want to start a blog?”
“Is this going to be one of those projects that you never finish?”
“The other blogs… people want to read them… what makes you think anyone will want to read yours?”
“What are you going to write about… your life isn’t that interesting”
It took some research… but considering I’ve been reading blogs for a long time and it’s not the first time I wanted to start one… it didn’t take long to convince my anxious mind. Where did I go for my “research”? Why… Google and Pinterest of course!
It lead me to other bloggers… blogging about their first time, the steps they took to start one, what to expect… – you know, the whole SHEBANG! I also found out that there’s a Facebook group of bloggers. What’s great about it is that I can ask questions on it and they don’t make you feel like a dummy. I mean… I felt like a noob… but a supported noob! <3
I only know of the one Facebook group… but I’m sure there are others. There can’t only be one, right?
Anyway, after all my “research”… which was all super helpful… one definite thing that told me that I should start one was that I could not stop thinking about starting one. All the research began to convince my anxious brain that I can do it too! I have stories to tell!
I love that with blogging, not only does it help yourself but it helps others too! That’s part of how I convinced my brain that I can do this… that I should do this. I mean I’ve always loved writing… I love journaling…. This would just be another output. Similar… but different. It’s still writing what’s on my mind. It’s still writing my feelings. It’s still venting. But it’s all online! It’s good to get things off your chest… off your mind. I personally like typing a whole lot better than writing because I type like 85 wpm! Also, because I’m now fully joining the online community, I may be able to help someone. Maybe this person is going through a rough patch… and is in need of some comforting. Maybe that person runs into my blog… into one of my posts and somehow… reading my post makes them feel less alone. Oh em gee… I can’t tell you how happy I’ll be if I’m able to help someone through writing this blog!!!
I want to succeed. I want my blog to succeed. I want to be able to help those who are in need. I want to be able to help someone realize that they are not alone. …These wants definitely convinced my anxious brain to start blogging.