Last night I was sitting in my bathtub taking notes on how I wanted to write this blog post. I have a few drafts and they will probably never be good enough, so, do you mind if we just move forward and pretend that this is a brilliant beginning?
When I started this blog it was meant to be my own, private, and a pleasure – the goal was to encourage myself to do what I love (writing) and get better at it. Eventually, it became a chore and I felt like I was required to follow so many blogs and talk to the “right” people and get advertisers and open an online shop and make money and so on. So, I backed off the blogging for a while and now I’m back and will not be doing any tedious blogger networking unless I am genuinely interested in that blogger and they are interested in me. Writing will not be my career or a thing I do for any reason besides my own joy, because I do not have the mental fortitude to mix business with, what I feel, defines me.
Exercise More, i.e. exercise = endorphins = good.bye.depression
Bake More. You’re good at it and it makes you happy. No brainer.
Write More (obviously)
Read The Bible, see: “doing-things-because-you-want-to”
Ned is gone and that’s ok.
Anyway – hello again! And thanks for sticking around. I missed you.