Updated: Aug 27, 2019
Well, here I am waking up the next morning and I have no regrets about the decision I made last night to start this blog. So far, so good. Sometimes decisions made after a few glasses of wine are not the best ones. But this one may just turn out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I hope so.
But what next? Writing and posting every day sounds like fantastic and probably necessary exercise, not to mention quite a bit of fun, but what’s the next step I should take as far as reaching my goal of eventually becoming a full-time writer?
Don’t worry, I have no illusions of this being an easy journey or a quick one. I have no idea how much time or effort it will take to get where I want to be, but so far I feel very much willing to take the time and put in the work. The most magical thing about all of this is that this actually is fun. I actually enjoy doing this. And that’s what everybody says you’re supposed to do in life, right? You’re supposed to do what you love and find a way to make a living doing it. Amazingly enough, I’m on the right path as far as that goes. And I’m just beginning to feel what may very well turn out to be a depth of gratitude the likes of which I have never known before for having finally figured this out.
So that’s great. I congratulate myself. Now what? I could learn about altering the appearance of this blog… WordPress is famous for it’s customizability (I’m going to have to look that up. Is that a word? Well, obviously it’s a word, but I don’t think it’s in Webster’s. We shall see. But I love it when I come up with words like that.) and I am very interested in resisting the temptation to use my desktop computer for anything to do with this blog. I really like the idea of doing absolutely everything for and with this blog solely via my little phone here. I think it’s a very worthy experiment and at this point I plan to see how far I can take it. How long can I go and how much can I do without ever using a desktop or laptop to do anything with this blog except for probably looking at it to see what it looks like on a PC. Good question. Sans question mark at that. What a rogue.
Surely somebody has already done this. Surely I would not be the first person ever in the world to do this. But maybe? How would I know? I’ll have to do some internet searches and maybe I can find out if anybody else has ever done this. Intriguing.
I’m also interested in the concept of doing absolutely no customization at all. Absolutely none. No logo. No photo. Default font. Zero percent customization.
Surely I would not be the first person to do that either. But if this blog goes where I am at this point feeling it will go, maybe it could be the first completely non-customized blog of it’s size and scope. And hopefully popularity! As I mentioned in my first post, I do like me some praise now and again.
I think the next step I’ll take will be learning everything about this app. Figuring out everything that this app can do and how everything works. I may not use every function that is available to me, but I want to learn about them all.
I suppose I will have to also figure out how to promote this blog so that I can get as many people as possible to discover that it exists and hopefully get a portion of those people to actually read it. Does anybody really read anymore? I think so. And I think that the numbers of people who actually read words written on pages will continue to grow. Or should I say grow back. I think we are overloaded with video these days and I think that more and more people are finding reading words written on pages a refreshing break from video overload.
I assume that if I were to start a YouTube channel, that could be a more expedient path to financial success. And if I were extraordinarily good looking, I would probably do that. Because we all know that sex sells. It’s not that I am not good looking…I’m a fairly good looking person, but not extraordinarily so. And I don’t want to do video anyway. I’ve done video stuff and I do have a YouTube channel. I want to write.
And hopefully I can find a few people who want to read what I write. Hopefully people will like my conversational style. That’s what I call it, at least. I hope that my style of writing is well suited to those who like to read. That may sound like a completely asinine statement. I don’t intend it to be. There are people who really like to read and read a lot. Those are the people I want to reach. Those are the people that I hope like my writing. That sounds like a match made in heaven to me.