girl with a blog

I have always tried to be a blogger. My senior year of high school I made a tumblr account and tried to have daily blogs. That didn’t turn out the way I wanted, as tumblr really wasn’t the medium for what I wanted to do.
Five years later, a friend was telling me about different blog sites and I finally decided to get a WordPress.
I’m not really sure what I am hoping to gain from writing a blog. One of the first things I did was set up ads on my pages in hopes that I can make a few extra bucks. It’s been a few months and I’ve only made 17 cents so the money isn’t really flowing in.
When people ask me why I want to write, a number of reasons pop into my head. The biggest reason for my desire to write is because I want to help someone. I have always wanted to help people no matter what I do. I decided to go into journalism because I wanted to use my writing to bring awareness to topics in hopes that one day someone will see my writings and connect with them.
I was always the kid who was reading every chance she got. You could normally find me in the corner of the classroom reading my library book instead of listening to the teacher. There is something so magical about getting lost in a book.
I am not really a fiction writer, at least not right now, so I don’t see myself creating a story for a young girl to get lost in. Maybe that will happen later on in life, but for now I will stick with non-fiction works.
I like to write about personal experiences and how they have shaped me into the person I am today. My goal in writing down these things, even if they are very personal and painful, is to connect with someone who may be going through the same thing that I am.
I’m still nursing my wounds from a breakup. I have read so many different articles and essays on getting over a toxic person and they have helped make this journey much more bearable. That is what I want to do. I want my writing to comfort someone going through something painful.
I have Muscular Dystrophy. My goal in writing my post about my CMT is to show people that I have this disease, and while I am angry about it sometimes, things do get better.
Landing a freelance writing job is one of my dream. I hope that I have what it takes to become a great freelance writer, and that is another reason I am writing my blog. I can’t gain writing experience if I don’t write and put my works out there.
So, I guess the life changing results I would like to see from having this blog is that I land a writing job that helps pay the bills all while being able to connect with people through my words.
I have never been good with confrontation. I’m not really good at telling people how I feel face-to-face. The one thing I have always been good at is putting down my feelings and thoughts on paper and making sense of it all.
This is what I am doing now. Putting down my thoughts on paper, well computer, and trying to really figure out what I want from this blog. What I want from a career in writing.
I just want to write and help people. Maybe even save a few more pups while I’m at it.

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