I just wanted to take a little time to share why I blog. I know that the blogging sphere is pretty saturated but I don’t do it to become some huge personality. I honestly want to do what I enjoy — writing — and collaborate, as well as share ideas with others. And if I’m able to help support my family from blogging, I welcome it.
Let’s go waaaay back for a moment. I started blogging in 2008 while I was a staff writer at the community college I attended. I really wanted to just give my input on pop culture and current events that I couldn’t contribute to the school paper. I used the platform Blogger and to be real, it hasn’t changed much since I last used it – LOL. Then, I switched over to WordPress and never looked back.
I’ve returned! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in almost a year. Life comes at you fast! I was so busy with work, our toddler, and just existing. Since the last time I posted we’ve gone on a few vacations, had a couple of deaths in our family, and I left my old employer. The latter felt AMAZING! I’ll get into that with a later post.
The purpose of this post is so I have goals for my blog in writing. I’ve never really set goals for my blog and I believe that’s where the problem was: I haven’t worked toward anything. Really, I started my blog to have an avenue in which to vent or pop out ideas. However, when I saw that people were interested in what I had to say, I started promoting it on my social media profiles. Now, I’m at a point where I want to feel a sense of accomplishment with this project. Below are just a few of my blogging goals that I feel will help it grow. These are just MY goals. You have to figure out what you want out of your experience and be realistic about how to get there.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I decided to add a signature to my posts. I think it adds a more personal touch. I found a really cool website called My Live Signature where one can create their own. It’s really easy. All you do is click “Start Now” at the top and let the site lead you to greatness!
You have the option to create one using their wizard, upload a photo of one you have, or draw directly on your screen. I’m not that technologically advanced so I opted for the simplest route: using their wizard. And voila! I have a neat little blog signature.
I’ve been going back and forth about what to name my blog. No, it can’t stay Some Stuff or Whatever forever. I actually came up with the name at work. My co-workers told me I say “whatever” a lot. As a joke, I told them I’d open a business and call it “Some Stuff or Whatever.” When I picked up blogging, again, I couldn’t think of a good name so I used that as a placeholder. LOL.