Welcome to my blog.
I guess introductions are in order then, huh.
Well my name is Haley, and I’m the writer of this blog. Or what will be a blog at some point. Right now it’s a little rough around the edges, but stick with me. I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time now for a few reasons.
Reason 1: I enjoy writing purely for fun. I always have. I was that weird kid in school that liked writing essays because it was an excuse to put pen to paper (yes, I’m a little old. We wrote our essays with pen and paper). Once I got into college, I took a few creative writing classes and explored more of my love for writing. And ever since, I’ve been searching for a reason to keep doing it.
When you say “I wanna start a blog”, you kind of have to have an idea of what you actually want to write about. You can’t start a blog without a theme or a topic in mind. And after lots of thinking and brainstorming, I found something that I would be passionate about writing, which brings us to another reason I wanted to start a blog.
Reason 2: There have been many things I have experienced in life that I have looked back on and thought, “wow, I really wish I had been able to read about other peoples exact experience with (insert life event here)”. So that’s exactly what I want to write about. I want to be able to offer others the kind of advice I wish was available to me when I was going through a rough time. And not just the fluffy, positive advice either. I want to be able to give the whole picture, the good and the bad. Being able to recount my experiences, in all their traumatic glory, might help someone out there who is struggling through something I have already gotten past.
So welcome to my blog. I hope you stick around and I hope the type of advice and stories I post will be of some help to you or someone else in your life.
That’s all for now.
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Welcome to the world of blogging. Here’s wishing you all the best.
I’ve been blogging since Jan 2012 and have really enjoyed it, overall. If you want to really jump in there are writing challenges to join, one word a day and that sort of thing. I’ve listed a few here: https://christinegoodnough.com/2018/06/25/preserving-the-daily-prompt/
And if you want to spread the word about your new blog, WordPress allows up to fifteen categories and tags per post. This sends your post title and first lines to various places in the Reader. Choose tags people will actually search for — you can check out https://wordpress.com/tags for ideas.
Have fun! 🙂