I take days as they come. In another word, one riff at a time. I don’t like to plan ahead because if I do, things won’t go the way I want it. I’ve had too many disappointments in my life.
If I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. How would I know what I do in 5 years? I might have plans for a few days at a time but not what I do in the long run. I like it that way because life is full of surprises. You never know where it will take you. I thought my mother would have been around for years but cancer took her away. That’s something you can’t plan. I lived day by day even more after that.
When I started this blog, I didn’t think it would interest people. Maybe a few but I never thought I would get over 400 followers. That might not sound a lot a lot but for me, it’s a great achievement. It’s taken at least 4 years getting here but better late than never. This not blog doesn’t have fashion, food or any other subjects out there. That was the whole point of starting this. Being different. Blogging doesn’t need to be something you make money from. It can also be a hobby. So if I had planned how this blog would be, it would have ended in tears. But since I didn’t have high expectations or any goals, I haven’t had the need to be disappointed. I’ve taken one riff at a time. From one post to another and will continue so.
I can always wish what could happen but that only makes me sad inside. Too many times I’ve dreamed about things but they’ll never be a reality. It’s dreams that are impossible to fulfil. I’ll never meet people I want to meet. I’ll never get a chance to experience what I want to experience. But these things come and go. Some things are not meant to be and that’s OK. Fantasy and reality are two different things. You have to take what is given and make the best out of it. I take one riff at the time. If people want to plan their life on year bases, I let them. It just isn’t for me. I like to be surprised. I wish they would be something positive for a change.
Becoming a popular blog among thousands of readers have never been my goal but a comment or two would be nice and there hasn’t been any lately which is a shame.
I’ve been blogging for about 4 years nonstop now so there’s a lot of posts published. 651 posts to be exact. That’s so many that I don’t even remember what I’ve written. Trying to memorize what the subjects have been is the most difficult. Sometimes it feels like I’ve written about something before. You would think people think I’m suffering from memory loss or even worse, dementia. But then I realise people can’t remember everything either. There’s so many things you have to memorize. Our brains are not computers that can store a lot of information. In the end it doesn’t matter if things are coming up again. Good things are worth repeating. Besides new followers probably won’t even read post that are years old. What matters the most is the present.
In the beginning I didn’t really know what I wanted to write about so I wrote just about anything. But then I narrowed the subject down. I still don’t really know what my niche is. I don’t really want to be categorize in any special genre. Writing and blogging is just a hobby and my goal is not to get popular. I’ve written before somewhere that if I get at least one who can relate to my posts, then I’ve done something right. Sharing is caring like The Daily Post slogan is. I share my thoughts and experiences which has been the mainly thing on this blog. I wouldn’t call it a personal blog either since I don’t write anything too personal. I’m not good at giving advice either so there will never be subjects like how to write a successful blog post. I’m the one who asks for advice and not the other way around.
Sometimes it’s frustrating to write anything. It feels like no one is listening or that my writing is boring. But the next day that feeling is gone. It’s all about the attitude. If you think negative you will feel down and the motivation is low. I try to think positive and write anyway. Motivation should not come from other people. You shouldn’t stop doing what you like only because you think no one cares. On the internet you never know. There’s so many bloggers who wants to get attention so they try anything to get their blogs noticed. Maybe they want to make blogging as a living. Each to their own. Blogging is also for people who want to share thoughts with others. It’s less stressful having it only as a hobby. If you’re going pro, you have to think about your readers. You almost have to think about subjects all the time. I want to write when I feel like it and not when people expect me to publish something. I can also write anything I want. It would be too boring to only write about one subject. I love variability and it should be seen as a strength.
Memorizing the posts I’ve wrote in the past, my writing in English has improved. That’s been my goal all along, to get better at it. This blogging journey will continue as long as my fingers and technology works. Whoever wants to join the ride are most welcome.