I don't know what to blog about.

12:00 AM

That's what I normally hear people say when I tell them that I blog or they mention that they want to start a blog. Sometimes they add that they aren't interesting or they aren't good writers. Weirdly enough, I don't see those excuses as good enough reasons to not blog. I'm not exactly interesting, and my college grades prove that I'm not a great writer.  I've always felt this way, even from the beginning.  I found this entry in my documents on my computer, dated two months before I began blogging:

"For the longest time, I’ve wanted to start a blog.  I had two major problems.  One, I don’t do anything exciting.  So what would I blog about?  Two, who in the world would ever want to read it?  Finally, I realized that it doesn’t matter.  It’s my blog.  I’ll write about whatever comes to mind, and maybe somebody will read it that isn’t me.


I figured the start of 2013 would be the perfect time to start.  It gives me a new goal: a blog post a day.  I’m hoping that this also encourages me to take more photos, try new things, and even be more perceptive."
I still don't take as many photos as I would like, I'm not quite adventurous, and some days I'm basically oblivious to my surroundings.  But other than that, I would like to say that I've done pretty well.  I finally did what I wanted to do, and I still want to blog almost two years after that original post that I never published or even put on Blogger.  I've connected with people, I've documented what I've wanted, and I've even made a few bucks here and there.  That's more than I expected to accomplish when I set out to do this blog.

Blogging isn't just for people who have endless information to share or the writing skills of an author. It's for people who want to connect with others, document memories they want to keep, and share what they're doing or thinking. There are certainly people who blog with a very specific purpose and appeal to thousands of readers. I'm not one of those people. I don't do fashion posts, I'm not exactly a cook, and I'm definitely not a good resource if you want to get your life in order. I like to post about my thoughts, about my weekends, about anything I want. It's my hobby, and it keeps me sane.

Honestly, blogging has become an important part of my life and it's something that I consider when I think about other aspects of my future. I don't worry about what I'm going to say, how I'm going to say it, or whether or not it will be interesting. Instead I think about all of the moments that will happen, all of the moments that I will have written down in a place that I will never lose it. It may not be professionally documented, and it probably won't interest most people. It makes me happy, though.
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