I’ve thought long(ish) and hard(ish) about whether or not to start sharing my blog on my Facebook profile and as I write this, I’m still not 100% convinced that it’s the right thing for me to do. I’m not sure because I know that as soon as I start sharing on social media, I’ll become slightly obsessed with stats, likes & comments – and that ruins all of the fun. But, as the saying goes: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
So, here goes.
This is my blog. This is not my first blog, but more like my 3rd blog (if I’m not mistaken). This is not my only blog, but it’s my personal blog. I’m not going to tell you that I’ll be writing about A, B, or C because I change my mind as often as some people change their socks…? Making big, bold proclamations about what this will or will not be is simply not practical because I might not be able to deliver. Not even in the short term.
What I will say, however, is that this blog is whatever I want it to be based on what I’m doing, working on, reading, or where I’m traveling to.
Is it a lifestyle blog? No, I don’t think so. I’s more like a ME blog. I’ve had this blog for a couple of years now, but it’s only in the last 5 months (or so) that I’ve really gotten serious about writing.
…or at least every single week. Sometimes, I “forget” to write and I’ll take a a few hours in a day to play catch up and write 5 posts in a row.
I guess I have Gary Vee to thank for this blog becoming what it’s becoming. I became inspired to document (not create) my life last summer when I accidentally stumbled upon his YouTube channel after watching someone on Facebook who kept mentioning his name. I kept thinking “who is this Gary Vaynerchuck guy anyways”. So, I Googled him and that was like jumping down a rabbit hole.
For the past 5 months, I’ve been “documenting my life” in daily blog posts (Read my 1st post about why I decided to start documenting my life). I wish I could make videos. I wish that I was courageous enough to do that, but I just can’t get over the fact that a) I don’t like the sound of my own voice on video/audio and b) I think it’s weird to watch myself. Maybe I’ll get over it one day (maybe I’ll get over myself!) and JUST DO IT. But until that day comes (if it ever comes), I’ll just write.
All of this could be very interesting or it could be totally and excruciatingly boring. I really can’t say…and I’m trying to convince myself that I really don’t care what anyone else thinks because I’m ultimately writing for myself and not for anyone else – but that’s (slightly) easier said than done.
What I can say, is that I’m writing this on the fly. Some of the time, I’m writing from my home in Punta Cana. Some of the time, I’m writing from other cities/countries…from wherever I’m located when I’m traveling.
Right this minute, though, I’m writing from the edge of my bed. The a/c is running on 21C (low) and Alexa is shuffling songs by Ed Sheeran downstairs and I just had an amazing late (very late) lunch with lentils & veggies…
Everything’s all right.