This *first* blog entry was originally written in “750 words”. I did not intend for this to be my first blog but halfway through writing I realized it was fitting. Check out what “750 words” is here (NOT SPONSORED – I just think it’s a useful writing tool.): http://750words.com/
I started my blog yesterday.
Well what I mean to say is I selected a platform, design and transferred my domain name to a blog on wordpress.com.
It made me feel like I was an idiot. Coding is friggen hard. Making creative decisions about how you want something to look in the first place is a difficult task. Then I have to do some magical computer science shit to make it happen? Come on. That’s not my deal. My deal is writing, editing, vlogging, social media and so on. But coding? No. How many skills must one have nowadays to be considered valuable?
I guess a lot. Unless you hire someone to make up for the rest of it. Which is what I will most likely end up doing later on for this blog.
Because fuck coding. No. I don’t want to learn. No. You can’t make me do it.
Why do I have to? Because it’s respectable?
Stick your respect up your ass. I have things to do. Things that I’d RATHER do. Such as writing. And shooting. And editing. These aren’t minor tasks that are done in short spurts. These things take time, energy and effort.
Besides, I’d much rather take the time to learn something that really interests me such as learning how to play an instrument. Is that okay?
If I learn how to play the piano will you let go of judging me for not learning how to code? I’m willing to make that deal with you, society.
*THIS is the moment while writing for my “750 words” that I stopped writing for my eyes only and started writing it as my “first blog entry”.*
Maybe this should be my first blog entry. Complaining about how ridiculously difficult it is to create and launch a blog. And that’s even before knowing if anyone will give a damn to read it. Even before WRITING an entry!
I know. Getting people to read it is up to me. That part I understand and I’ll do my best to make it work. If you’re reading this: Hi! Hello. Thank you! Hi.
But coding? No! Go away, coding! Suck a nut.
For the record – most of this blog will not be me complaining about blogging and coding. Although, that could potentially be a funny blog. Feel free to take that idea and run with it. But add the link to this blog entry in your blog as a credit to your inspiration. Not at first. AFTER you grow a following. You know, when it actually counts. Not that YOU don’t count but… I know you know what I mean.
This blog is not completely defined yet. For the most part it will be organized ramblings of my mind. Sometimes maybe not so organized. But mostly organized.
I’ll definitely be writing some short little memoirs of moments in my life that I felt were defining for me. Maybe you will be able to relate to some of them in your own way. I’ll try to stick in a “lesson” if I can make sense of it. If I can’t find one I’m sure I can make some crap up.
Now you’ll never know if the lesson is REAL or just some crap I made up! Who cares? Reality is subjective.
Topics such as depression, grieving, what I believe happens after we die, love, cats. Just kidding. Cats are easy and everywhere in my social media.
Not always. But here and there as needed. So there will most likely be NO cats here. Maybe just one. I’ll really try not to.
Instead of cats, there will be entries such as my personal advice on how to deal with depression. How to move forward through dark times. How I dealt with the deepest grief I’ve experienced so far in my life.
Don’t worry. This blog won’t be all depressing and dark. Unless you want that. I can do that. OH BELIEVE ME I CAN DO THAT.
Sometimes I’ll throw in little lists and theories on how to be productive.
Because I love that shit. Productivity blogs, apps and tips. Anything to help me figure out how to use my time to the best of my ability.
We all have such a short amount of time on this earth and I want to make the most of it. If you feel the same way then I expect you’ll appreciate my random blogs about productivity here and there.
Other than that, I expect this blog to grow and transform over time. Maybe it will become something I’m not even anticipating right now.
All I know is I love to write and it has been far too long since I’ve let myself do it. I hope you’ll read it. If not, that’s okay. I’ll still be here. Writing. For me.
For those of you reading this: That’s a lie. I’m TOTALLY taking it personally that those people are NOT reading it. Jerks. But YOU guys. You guys are cool.
And so it begins…