I feel like my first post should be something super awesome that is really going to get people to want to read my blog, but the reality is that I’m really not worried about anyone reading this blog. I don’t have any words of wisdom or ventures I want to share just yet, mostly because I’m still confused on how these pages work and wonder if this will even post or if i will somehow accidentally delete it or attach it to the wrong place (In my experience, this is very likely to happen).
In this post I’m simply going to answer the suggested questions to help me get started:
Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
I’m starting this blog as a business venture, to help me with my taxes at the end of the year. This is the 3rd year in a row I owe taxes, which one would think means I’m doing pretty good for myself, but I feel like I’m barely making it, in fact i have a ton of debt which is telling me I’m very much not making it. Don’t get me wrong, I am very blessed to be in the position I find myself, but there is definitely moves I can make, and this is one of those moves….I imagine i will write a blog that talks about this further.
What topics do you think you’ll write about?
This started as a travel blog idea because I do love to travel, specifically I’m a nerd that wants to visit all the national parks one day. I love hiking, camping, and seeing all the places that I never even dreamed existed. Growing up, my family was definitely low income, not much traveling going on there, didn’t even know to where or how one travels and goes on vacation. Thankfully, one life changing environmental science class, college, and a ton of geology classes got me traveling. Ventures are not only physical journeys one takes, in my life I’ve had many journeys, so instead of making this a travel blog, I’m making it about my ventures or adventures which lets me share other journeys I’ve traveled, for example my marriage and divorce, my journey through school as a first generation student trying to figure things out, and so many more.
Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
I would love to connect with anyone and everyone who finds anything I might say beneficial. Please let me know, its wild to think how we can easily connect to someone we would otherwise have no idea existed before the internet.
If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
If anyone sees my about me page, I would like to be able to describe myself better by the end of a year blogging. If not for this blog, I don’t know that I would take time to reflect on my thoughts, so hopefully I stick to it and become more in tune because of it.