What has been the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
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Have you experienced any hiccups, any obstacles during the course of your journey through your blogging or your writing?
One of my biggest challenges was in fact before creating my blog. I didn’t have an outlet for my writing that made an impact of significance and let’s be honest, l think what many of us might like to achieve is that – making an impact somewhere, next to achieving balance, and whilst not looking for perfection as such we are always looking to achieve the best form of excellence in what we do. Otherwise we would not be continually honing our skill sets during our travels – we always strive to improve.
The blog l run and maintain today is a far far cry from the blog that started in September 2017. That blog has long gone, l was in a deep depression, and although l had been in that depression since March 2017, l didn’t know that in the next two months – November 2017, it would be gone and l would be the person l am now. So my blog upon creation was darker.
Once l cleared the brain fog of depression, l ousted myself and favoured a more positive approach to my writing. I don’t grade myself as a brilliant writer, never have, l just like writing, some of it is good, others not so, some is brillaint, most is not. I am creative to a degree and l use that term very loosely, because l favour imaginative and inventive more than the artsy creative. But the one thing l am, is optimistic, sure at times it can take a blow, but in the main, l do try and keep myself motivated.
The blog was one of the biggest impacts l had made to my life for a very long time, it allowed me to display my thinkings and writings to not just an audience, but more importantly – me. I therefore self-motivate more than become motivated by others. That’s not saying that l do not get a kick or become inspired by others here, l do. But as we all know, first and foremost we write for ourselves. That motivates me to motivate myself more, and in so doing, l hope l can then entertain, motivate and inspire others and that makes for an impact.
I am not a vain person, but l do enjoy the fact that l am making a contribution albeit perhaps in a small way to others. That l can combine my life experiences and inventiveness and this in turn pleases others to a degree that they wish to interact with not just me personally, but my blog. That perhaps in some way if not the way, when they leave here they feel good, or they have shared a laugh, or become inspired or motivated or even prompted to perform another action that in turn creates the same wave for others to them.
Blogging to me, apart from the learning curve of working within a dashboard, actually came quite easily. More so, once my confidence boosted back into play and then my active mind sprung back into action. But the beauty of blogging here is the community, because we interact and engage with each other and in so doing, we all bounce off each other and create mini impacts everywhere – got to love that!
But the question is about challenges isn’t it – what have l faced?
Well nothing major … not really.
Perhaps the biggest one that took some time to identify, was my niche and in all honesty l am not that sure if l still know truly what it is … it’s a bit of everything, but l suppose .. it’s entertainment. I love telling stories, so that makes me a story teller … my stories are fact, and my inclusion of fiction is very small, but ultimately l am still a story teller. I have a passion for music and film, so they are never far from me. I do have Asperger’s, so l have a small inclusion to my blog with that, but whilst l don’t only write on spectrum orientation, everything l do is written by a man with Asperger’s.
I love to be able to display everything that my mind is going through or alternatively if you wish, everything that is going through my mind. I love challenges and quizzes, so that is ever present. I get a big kick out of seeing people smile and share a laugh with me, because l love humour. I adore the human interaction thing, the resonation and relatability side to writing and blogging, and that too makes up for my niche.
I have become hellishly prolific in my consistency to insert content, and l know this must upset a few people, in fact l do know. But that’s who l am, it’s part and parcel of me and of course my niche.
But that’s me, how about you … what have been some of your challenges during your writing and blogging?
Let me know in the comments section below.