I’m a 30-something based in Pennsylvania. I’ve enjoyed writing ever since I learned how and I’ve been intrigued by blogging ever since I learned what blogging was. I started my first blog in high school and have been blogging off and on ever since. This should come as no surprise for those who know something about me: I currently have several blogs. Besides this one, I have a journal blog called Nerdy Wordy, a Star Trek blog called She Treks and a general pop culture blog called Geekalicious. I’m also in the process of planning out posts for a performing arts blog that I hope to unveil either late 2018 or early 2019. Yeah – I told you I liked to blog. “Why all the blogs?” you ask. “Wouldn’t it make sense to combine all those ideas into one places?” To this I say, yes, that might make some sense. But I’ll tell you why I ultimately chose to separate them: one of these topics might appeal to someone, but not all of them. After all, how many people really care what I have to say both about journaling and Star Trek? Maybe some people do, but I suspect those people are the minority. I suspect most people who care what I have to say will only care about one topic and they might be discouraged from reading my blog if they have to wade through content they don’t care about in order to find what they do care about. The way things are now, people can just visit the blog the interests them (or visit none of my blogs if they’re not interested – after all, there is so much interesting stuff on the internet, why waste your time on my blogs if they don’t interest you?). I like to think that interests can be pretty random, and other people’s interests aren’t necessarily random in the same way mine are, if that makes sense. Furthermore, as I write this, I don’t know what direction any of my blogs will ultimately take. For all I know, I might meet folks who are interested in joining the party and one or more of my blogs might become a group effort.
So what’s with this blog, then? Well, a couple things. First, I wanted a space to write about random things. Sometimes I might have something I want to write about that doesn’t fit with my other blogs but I also don’t have enough to say about it to warrant more than a blog post or two. Second, whether it’s obvious or not, I put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to my other blogs. I realize that I don’t have a huge following. While I think a following would be nice, that’s not my primary objective. My primary objective is to create something I’m proud of. So when it comes to my other blogs, I put a lot of pressure on myself to create something that I’m happy with. For example, I feel like I need to stick to some sort of schedule. One of the reasons this blog exists is to give me the space to blog without nearly as much pressure: I want to be able to write about what I want (even if it’s not coherent) whenever I want (even if I don’t post here on any sort of schedule). If that sounds appealing to you, I’d love it if you choose to stick around and join me on this journey into random things.
So that’s it for now. As Rachel Ray ends her show, “I’ll see you when I see you.”