How’s that for an attention-grabbing title? And so if you were wondering, am I the type of writer who’s willing to use a cheap gimmick to get your attention… but seriously, read on and the title makes sense.
I’ve always been shy. For the first 15 years of my life I was painfully shy; it was ridiculous. I constantly worried about what other people thought of me. I was terrified to speak up in a group incase I sounded ‘dumb’. I was intimidated by just about anyone and everyone. Alcohol remedied many of these limitations for me, but more noteably, so did age.
I’m only 27, I’m aware of the fact that I’m not old enough to be considered wise or even that experienced, and I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t even be considered an “adult” until I can call myself that without wincing. But at 27, I have gained some perspective from my childhood. I’m not as naïve as I used to be and I definitely don’t care as much about what people think of me now. Notice I said “as much” – I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care at all. But I don’t care anywhere near as much as I used to which in most cases, is a good thing.
Having said all this, the whole idea of “blogging” still terrifies me. I love writing. I’ve written many papers, a few articles and two full length novels (none of which have been published but that is the eventual goal). Writing is something I’m pretty passionate about. But writing something is one thing, and then having it read is another. And now I’m really throwing it out there. I’m saying “read me”. I’m suggesting that what I have to say is interesting or funny or important enough for you to take time out of your day to read it. I’m letting you inside my head. I’m exposing myself.
I can’t make any promises on how often I’ll write for my blog. I can’t guarantee that you’ll like everything you read though I hope you’ll get something out of it, good or bad. This is where I’m going to share my thoughts and opinions, my stories, my articles, my reviews. Maybe I’ll build up some type of fanbase, maybe I won’t. But either way, it’s time to move on to the next step towards becoming a professional writer – to allow my work to be READ.
Read now – ask later. I’m running forward with my head down, I’ll look up to see where it’s taken me when I get there.