When I started blogging I don’t think I knew what to expect. I didn’t know much about writing. I didn’t know anything about how to connect with others through blogging. I didn’t know much about how a blog should look. I didn’t even know what I was going to write about. And I certainly didn’t know if anyone was going to care.
I just wanted to write.
I wanted to have a place to say things when I needed to say. I hoped to learn what I wanted to say and how to say it along the way. I hoped to learn and how to connect with people and how to make writing and blogging into a fulfilling part of my life too.
In the beginning, every time I posted something, I immediately regretted it. I thought it was stupid and no one would care. I regularly felt the urge to delete every post I had written, but I didn’t. I knew I had to keep going and I promised myself that no matter what, whether people liked me or hated me, I would always write for myself first.
Things have changed a bit since then. I still write for myself first but I take better care in the way I write for my readers. I figure if people take time out of their day to pay attention to me and what I am saying then at the very least I owe them the courtesy of decent spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. I should also try to keep it entertaining but that is something I am learning as I go.
I ask that my readers please be patient with me in that regard.
No one wants to read full-page paragraphs with no punctuation and misspelled words. No one want to read a post that is disorganized and has no focus. No one wants to read a bunch of “text writing” like u, ur, luv, tho, or whatever else the kids these days are doing. I know I would feel personally offended if I wasted even a few seconds of my life clicking a link that lead to crap like that.
So while I may write a bunch of stuff that only matters to me, I promise to a least keep it as legible as I can and I welcome all “grammar Nazi’s” to correct me when necessary.
This, I will do for you, dear reader.
In response to July NaBloPoMo prompt: Do you write only for yourself, or do you use your blog to try to connect to other people?
I took the prompt in a bit of a different direction though.