Why I decided to start a blog…

I never thought that I would be blogging. The very sound of it is comical to me. Who would want to hear what I have to say? Who wants to read through my thoughts and opinions? I am not special. So why does this blog exist?

Well, I am a young writer and I want to have a place where I can write often and freely to strengthen my writing skills. At the same time I am also building a portfolio of my work so that I could possibly make money from writing one day. As it turns out, you can’t just say your a writer and then start getting paid immediately for your work. While I would much rather just focus on writing novels, today’s writers need to build an online presence in order to succeed. So here I am, blogging (insert gag face).

Now, I will say that I have never been a fan of blogs. To me they tend to lack real substance and style. Most blogs seem like clickbait to me, people trying to reel you in off stupid titles. If I have to blog, then I want my blog to be authentic. I am not going to post blogs because I think they will get views or clicks or whatever bloggers aim to achieve from their silly top ten lists. Like I said, I am mainly blogging to strengthen my own writing ability. I don’t plan to earn money from blogging and I surely don’t plan on being the next big blogger. I’m am blogging for me and I will keep doing it even if nobody reads a single post.

But in the sheer luck that somebody actually reads this post, subscribe if you like. I won’t spam you with email notifications but I will try to post a blog once a week. What will I blog about you ask? I will blog about life. The struggles, the joys, up’s, and the down’s. I won’t be cynical but I won’t sugar coat anything either. So here is to my first blog and hopefully a long career in writing!

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