jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Why I blog

“If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you’ve got. Just don’t plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.” -- Seth Godin

I'm not 100% sure how long I've been blogging, but it's been over five years. In that time, a lot has changed:

  • the platforms

  • the content

  • the purpose

  • the audience

But, most of all, I've changed.

I know that, absent blogging, I wouldn't have discovered my true self -- the one intent on living the Twin Trail. More than that, I've grown up. I know it might sound daft -- I'm 47 years old after all -- but it's one thing to know something, it's something entirely different to publicly share your (innermost) thoughts. Better still, to live it.

I would love it if more people blogged, but my bigger self knows that we come to these things rather than being told to do so. All I would say though, is that if you're wrestling with something, or want to share your experience or just feel the need to write, then you have no choice but to blog. (And before you ask, it's not and never was about the platform. It's about not living a shadow existence.)

Right now, I've been blogging everyday on Livejournal since 14 December 2014. Is it the right thing to do? Who knows. But one thing I do know, is that even in this short time, I've explored a number of new and exciting themes that continue my unfolding.


Forever onwards...


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