Yeah me too.
I stepped onto the path of blogging with not a clue which direction to go except forward. It's been almost a year and a half since I took my first step. And the only way I can really describe the path I have walked so far? Mine.
If you blog, you most likely blog for a variety of reasons with intentions and goals that come into focus and then fade away seconds later it seems. It can get confusing. I've second-guessed myself, doubted myself, wondered what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. And then on the flip side, I have had moments of pure clarity and confidence where the answer as to why I blog becomes as clear as day.
I've hit a groove recently. Maybe I'm just getting more comfortable in my blogging skin. I've grown accustomed to the ups and downs of this blogging game, and I guess more than anything I've feel comfortable in my own stride.
So...I'm sitting in a hotel room in Chicago right now.
I've spent the evening hanging with women I know, women I've heard of, women I've never heard of but now I know. And everyone here that I've spoken to seems to feel comfortable in their own blog stride too. We know the answers are not written clearly for us to see each and every day. As to why we spend what seems like way too much time on the computer. We each have different goals and visions and strategies and reasons why we left our kids and hopped on a plane to be here. But we're all walking our own path. Together.
When I think about what makes my life meaningful to me, it's always shakes down to my relationships. The people in my life and the quality of my relationships with them is what makes me tick. And what gives my life texture and depth and purpose. People.
If there's one definitive thing I have learned about my blogging life is that the same rule applies. Relationships are what makes blogging meaningful. And it's what gives my online life texture and depth and purpose. People.
Yep. Online people are real people. And the only reason I am here is because of a blogging relationship. A real person who was cool enough to open up this opportunity to me.
So I guess the point of this ramble tonight is to say if you're wondering where blogging might lead you, it's no different really than thinking about where life might lead you. It's all uncertain. And that's the fun of it. But while I'm wandering around living and blogging, I sure as hell want to create some cool relationships along the way.
And as long as I can end up at the end of the road with a few friends by my side, I think the journey will have been worthwhile.