As this is my first blog post on this particular page, I’ve decided to leave the generic title “as is”. It seems quite suiting as an introduction as this is, in fact, the WORLD wide web and I am pretty much saying “Hello”;) So Hello World…here I am!
I will admit, however, this is not my first rodeo. Sadly, I’ve created (and abandoned) a handful of WP pages in the past. Jumping into a subject wholeheartedly, stating my opinion and jumping ship just as fast once the interest is lost. I have done this my entire life. I quickly engage myself in a subject matter, learn all I feel I can in a short amount of time, then get frustrated or bored, then off to another subject I go. I suppose this is a pretty horrible habit to form, therefore, I have made a promise to myself that if I was ever to create another blog there would be a set of ground rules I must follow and abide. Let’s see how this goes;)
Rule # 1: DO NOT lock yourself into one particular subject matter. This clearly does not work for me. Along every individual’s journey, it is unavoidable to become aware of ones’ faults and dysfunctions. This, undoubtedly, is mine. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had an over active curiosity for just about everything and an insatiable appetite for knowledge. I attribute this to my upbringing (more on that subject at a later time).
Rule #2: DO allow yourself to just write. There are more times than I can recall that I would have an idea, an epiphany, or a feeling that I would quickly dismiss simply because I felt it was “stupid” or not worth the time or audience. This in itself is STUPID. There are dozens of YouTube videos with cats chasing laser lights in circles receiving over a million hits a day, why on earth would I consider my thoughts unworthy???
Rule #3: Stop over thinking. I am in no way, shape, or form a genius. I will not attempt to portray myself as an expert or know-it-all in any subject I write about. I am a human. I will make mistakes. I will learn. If I make a false statement, correct me. I will be vulnerable and open to criticism. I promise not to dwell on a single sentence for long periods of time. I promise to write in confidence that I could be wrong…if that makes sense???
Rule #4: Become involved in other blogs. This one is actually not that difficult for me. I love to read. I love to pick people’s brains. And I love to ask questions to learn others thinking methods that cause them to derive to certain conclusions… it’s always fascinated me. It only takes one comment on one blog a day to be “involved”, so why not do it? Besides, it would be awfully vein of me to unload my thoughts and my feelings onto to others and not take a dip in their “pools of knowledge”.
Rule #5: Stick with it!!! Personally, this will be the most difficult rule to adhere to. As I mentioned before, I get excited easily…I get bored easily. It’s really awful. I just need to keep reminding myself that I need this, nobody else, just me. Even if no one else gives a damn about my posts, at least I put it out there and gave it life.