9.24.2018

I don't know how to start.

I don't know how to start.

It's a breath of fresh air to be able to write that kind of title. For the past few years, I've followed the SEO strategies I've learned so that my blog titles would rank on Google search engine. Of course, when I just wrote a random title, most likely my blog post would be buried somewhere out there in the middle of cyberspace. 

I've debated so many times in my head whether I should start a brand new blog like this. Will I have time for it? I've so many things on my plate right now and I thought, "another blog is just gonna be a distraction."

But for some reasons, I couldn't move on with my daily life because I'd always feel like writing about what I want to write. I started rebranding my Blissful Snapshots blog to become my personal blog so I started writing Dear Diary blog posts in the last few months.

I wrote that I miss the original form of blogging - the one where you just write whatever you want freely without following so many rules or guidelines. I also mentioned in one of those posts how I've been hustling to maintain and grow my niche website and YouTube channel - Call Center Ninja - which is about call center lifestyle.

After four Dear Diary entries, I still felt like writing those would not fit in Blissful Snapshots. I had the urge to start something new and fresh. So I created this blog - probably my nth blog! But that's how life is - things change; people change.

I don't know how to start.

Call Center Ninja is more of my niche and biz channel while Blissful Snapshots is more of a result of an experiment that went pretty well but currently, with no direction. So you'll understand why an OG blogger like me still keeps coming back to the world of personal blogging.

I miss writing creatively.. and freely. I guess the reason I started this new blog is for me to have a legit outlet to write my thoughts without being on social media too much (more about that in my next posts). 

Over the years, I've done several talks in front of aspiring and beginner bloggers. I'd always tell them to find their niche, write for their target audience, and be consistent with posting if they truly want to build and grow their platform. It still holds true until now. But then, I'd tell them as well that it depends on their purpose and goals. 

I guess - I'm saying "I guess" a lot because this blog will start with no concrete structure - and I just wanna write whenever I feel like writing. That's the goal: to just write and be back to the writing game. To write about goals and aspirations. To write without minding the technical aspects of blogging. To seek refuge once again whenever I feel like I need to say something to myself.

I don't know how to start.

It's probably safe to say that I've been uninspired to write for work lately. That's obviously because it's for work, and that means I have to write about things I'm not really passionate about. That might have been the reason I wanted to have an escape route or a blog where I can just be myself and write for myself. 

Perhaps subconsciously, I'm still writing this for an audience. The only difference is that I don't know who (as of the moment). I don't know who will read this or if anybody will still read this.

But actually, I have an idea who I'm writing for. In my head, maybe people who are goal diggers like me, maybe people who consider themselves strong independent womaninja like me, or maybe people who just want to hear from me? Hmm. People who are "aging millennials" like me!

Don't be fooled by the term "millennial" though. I know the term has been used and abused. But nothing can change the fact that I'm turning 30 and I basically fall in the "aging millennial" category. The good thing is.. it's not such a bad thing! 

Right. I'm dedicating this blog to all "aging millennials" and those who feel like a part of the club. So then it's just like I'm writing for myself. Writing myself a letter - a digital letter in the digital age. That's what matters for now. I just gotta start and be back to basics and stop chasing perfection in everything. 

So that's probably how I'm gonna start this blog - "Deer R, letters stories from an aging millennial ninja." 


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