I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog for the past 11 months. Why is it only going live today? A lack of time, content, craft, and motivation. After doing some research, it turns out that cultivating a blog takes a lot of work.
Time: It’s finally the right time. I finally have time. Four months post-WoW. Three months post eye surgery. Summer travel is finally done (as is Summer). Winter travel is still a few months away.
Content: The goal of any blog is content delivery. This will be no different. I’ve decided to write about my goals, life, and learning over the next five years. Five years seems like a reasonable time frame to affect real change in my life.
Craft: Writing has never been my strong suit. Prior to this endeavor, I administrated and participated in a small community of World of Warcraft players (yes, a guild). During that time, I’ve had a chance to practice my writing and communication skills. Curating a blog seems like the logical next step for me.
Motivation: Why write a blog? What better motivation than motivation itself? When left to my own devices, I tend to let my life stagnate. If I open my life to the internet, I’m accountable to… someone (even if it is the internet). And that’s really all I need.
So, all that’s left now is to publish. Publishing frequency, while important, is something I can’t promise. This has to be a hobby, and a labor of love. It can’t be another job.
Here’s to a fruitful five years.