Well, I’ve finally done it. I did what every English major grad is supposed to do and made a blog to talk about myself.
Hooray for me I guess?
Honestly, I don’t really know what I’m doing on here. I’ve been told by numerous people that starting a blog and talking about myself and my work is what will help get me noticed as a writer, and I see the logic behind it. It will get me writing regularly (if I actually stick to schedule this time), the internet is a big place and it could result in some higher up person reading my writing and actually liking it, or it could just result on me typing on here while my words collect virtual dust.
That’s what I was going to call my blog/portfolio/whatchamacallit, Virtual Dust. I liked the way it sounded, still like the way it sounds, but it also sounds pretty pretentious for a blog. But then again, the whole purpose of this portfolio/blog this is to talk about myself, so isn’t being a little pretentious kind of the point?
I don’t know, but I’ll file that title away for later.
I’m just going to start by being honest and saying I’m not good at talking about myself when it comes to my writing. I know too many writers who think they’re God’s gift to prose and want the world to read their work, but the moment they receive one small bit of criticism they go into a rage, saying that no one understands they’re writing.
But people are reading their blogs, so maybe they have the right idea.
I don’t just have a problem with talking about my writing though, I have a problem with people reading my writing. And I know that sounds like I’m terrified of criticism and being torn to shreds but I’m not, I love criticism, but I’m also a teeny bit of a perfectionist.
Okay, more than teeny.
I just feel like a lot of my writing isn’t good enough to be looked at, and I’ve only recently accepted that my first drafts of anything will be bad, and they have to be bad. They can’t get any better, can’t be perfect if they don’t start off rough and ugly and hard to read.
So this blog/portfolio thing is my big leap into getting out their as a writer, to get more comfortable actually sharing my writing, to talk about whatever struggles I’m having with whatever I’m writing (which I’m sure will be a lot).
So yeah, that’s basically it. Happy First Blog Post and Happy New Year’s! Let’s see what 2018 will bring us.