2019 challenge lifestyle

Why I Started This Blog (168/365)

So you’re probably wondering why I’m expanding on this more after 167 days of posting every single day, and the answer is mainly because I want to. I haven’t really run out of ideas, but we’re reaching half a year of consistent blogging and it’s honestly been fun. I never thought I’d last thing long with posting every single day, especially considering the fact that life gets hectic and I also work in the week, but somehows it’s been happening successfully.

I think there’s only been 2 times where I’ve almost fucked up, and in those cases I thankfully have the WordPress app installed on my phone. 🙂

So in case you didn’t know I’ve been posting every day of 2019 and the topics tend to range from mental health, nerdy content, feminism, beauty and general lifestyle posts. The reason I started this blog in general is because I’ve always loved writing, whether I’m good at it or not is another thing entirely, but writing has always been my creative outlet. I can’t sing, I can’t dance and I can’t draw, so writing is something I feel like I don’t completely suck at.

As a child I used to always write really dark short stories and found it fun, they’d never really have a proper ending but I loved creating worlds and developing them on a piece of paper. Since then we have had a whole technological revolution so we type our stories and it still gives me the same feeling. It’s an outlet, a way to sort of create but through a medium I feel comfortable with. I wish I started a blog properly when it was less popular, but I never knew what I could offer.

I tried writing dark edgy blogs in my university days, and let me tell you, they were dark, depressing and honestly I wiped their existence off the internet because it was a piece of my life I never wanted to publicly share. It might also be why I’ll never really post poetry online ever again, but alas life happens.

So back to the ‘what I have to offer’ question. Well I wouldn’t say my thoughts are generally unique or groundbreaking, and I don’t have a lot of unique qualities about me in general, but there is one thing I know I do have – I can chat a lot of shit and I have an obssessive personality. So when you combine those two personality traits, you come out with a difficult project, something challenging and something that you can publicly fail at, so I thought – fuck it why not.

I’ve always kind of wanted to do a ‘post everyday for a year’ project but never really had a real plan of what to do. Last year I considered doing it on Instagram, but then I realised I don’t take a lot of pictures and the idea of forcing myself to take selfies made me want to throw up, so that was scrapped. Blogging however is something that is fun, so it was a spontaneous choice, and I knew once I announced it online, I had to do it.

The inspiration initially came from a conversation with my cousin, we were talking about life and achievements and she asked me “So what do you actually want to do” and I paused, because I didn’t know, I answered with something a long the lines of writing. It’s weird but I kind of saw that as a sign, at that point I hadn’t written anything in years, and kind of gave up because of my weird experiences with online magazines. So, I thought, let’s do this.

A few days before 2019 started I bought the domain to this website, sorted out the theme, structure and prepared to announce this project online. At this point I already knew I had to try this since I spent money on it. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up working class, but if I spend money on something, I have to make the most of it.

So here we are, almost half the year and I’ve been posting content every single day, and honestly it’s been fun. 🙂

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