It’s been a year’s worth of blogs! Let’s talk about that.
Three hundred and fifty four blogs later, I’ve managed to reach a year in number. I think that’s a pretty remarkable achievement, considering prior to this my stamina for writing was super low and I didn’t spend much time during the day doing it. Now that I have a bit more time at work and the ability to write at home afterwards, I’ve managed to fit in blog writing along with all the other forms of writing I’ve been doing recently. Getting into fandom to begin with after spending so long outside of it really burst my bubble as to what life was like on the other side. I like to keep to myself and stay mostly in my own bubble regardless, but seeing so many people act out and enter your timeline for whatever reason reminded me of how this experience actually, usually goes. I’ve made some quality friends through fandom, though, and I appreciate them a lot through everything.
I mention that because it’s been a source of writing inspiration for me, and it gives me the opportunity to stretch my creative muscles a bit. While this blog is more nonfiction, my fandom writing tends to occupy more fiction. I’m not used to writing fiction without it being solely for myself, so publishing anything to begin with is really outside of my comfort zone and expertise.
All in all, I’m grateful for this blog and the platform it’s given me, but more than anything else, I’m grateful that I’ve rediscovered writing as a craft on my own and not through forcing myself to do it. I’m doing this out of enjoyment and to hone my skills, not just writing for the sake of writing. Let’s keep things going that way and see how this continues into year two.