In the past two days, I have had two conversations about the importance of an online presence as a sort of ongoing resume or CV – particularly for people, like me, who are interested in careers in the writing or social media worlds. I figure that must be some sort of sign, and I’m taking it upon myself to round out the trio required to fulfill the “good things come in threes” quota.
My conversation yesterday allowed me to air my doubts about applying this to myself at this point in my life. I have a job I am very happy in, but don’t particularly think I would – or even should – blog about. My life is rather boring, considering about 12 hours a day are taken up with either working or commuting, and weekends are either family affairs or spent vegging out. And I don’t particularly care to become a food/crafting/lifestyle blogger (far too much effort – I don’t know how they do it!).
Today’s conversation made me consider all the positive aspects of at least giving it a try. Having a dead blog does me absolutely no good.
Today, I realized that I want to write, I want an online written presence, and all I have to do is look around for content. On my 20-minute walk to the train after work today, I came up with a variety of things to eventually turn into posts. Granted, by the time I found a seat on the train, most had fled my mind, but if this is a regular occurrence and even one sticks around, I’m not in bad shape. The problem then is holding on long enough to return home to my computer, or struggling to type it up on my phone (as I did with this here post).
So here I am, resurrecting my old blog. If anyone subscribed to it oh-so-long ago, hi! Otherwise, hi as well!
And of course I only recently went through my social media profiles to remove this URL…