I think I should probably say, “Happy 2-year Anniversary!” to this little growing blog of mine. Yup, it was on February 3, 2013 I wrote my first post on here. I think I’ve mentioned this before.
Anyway, I had just finish Blogging 101, an introductory course which teaches the basics about blogging. Although I have been blogging for such a long time, there are still some things I do not know. As usual, I cannot come up with anything off the top of my head.
Okay, now, I am proceeding to Blogging 201: Branding and Growth. I am already behind on the first assignment which is to set three goals I want to achieve this year. I am actually into setting goals but I just never write them down. But if I don’t write it down, then probably I will never achieve it.
So, three goals. It’s time to be firm.
- I really really really need to find a decent job that does not do self-employed paychecks. I just calculated my taxes and not only I don’t get a refund, I have to pay back $2,000. I had just got a little saving going and I’d be broke again. So I am really looking for a job that I don’t have to pay the employer portion of the taxes.
- I am hoping to write at least five 1000+ words short stories, if I can, I’d write more. To be honest, I’ve grown rather dependent on writing prompts and writing challenges in the recent months. Although I can still write some pretty good stories (I must say), I think there should be a balance between free-write and writing by prompt.
- I’d like to see my daily view increase by 10% or 20%, whichever is achievable. Truthfully, as we entered the new year, my daily views had already increased by about 50% but I like to see another 20% or so rise, if that’s possible.
Why do I blog?
Like most bloggers, I blog because I got something to say. The thing is, I don’t want to say it. I happen to be one of those annoying people that likes to push people’s buttons. I don’t like to talk but when someone gets me to converse, I might never stop. So some people call me annoying, some call me introvert, and some calls me talkative.
I don’t really get to talk at home because everything I say are either contradicted or ignored. Yes, I keep a lot of stuff bottled up. It’s not good for anyone. So that’s the main reason, a way to release.
I also don’t like my voice and so do the people who knows me in real life. My mind voice is much more mature than my real voice. So I have to use that voice.
Five years ago, I had a weekly session with a psychiatrist, hoping I could get something off my chest but it didn’t work, at least not with a camera trained right at you. It makes the session feel like a police interrogation.
If my blog exceeded my wildest dreams, what would that look like?
If my blog exceeds my wildest dreams, I would probably still be posting once a day. I am not sure. I never really thought about it.
Baby steps, let’s fulfill these goals first.