So, as you can tell based on this webpage I am pretty new to blogging. I’ve moved from posting once a month (if that) to 3-5 times per week and covering more topics than I was before. There are actually a lot of reasons for that, the main one being that writing these posts has been a wonderful creative outlet for me. When the school year started, I was going through my academic/professional portfolio website and I just kept feeling like I could do so much more with it. I want to add more academic work and continue to build what is essentially a curriculum vitae.
With no actual school work to complete, I thought about continuing to post on my blog. I tossed around ideas of what I’d post about, read some “blog advice” posts, and considered various themes. The only issue I ran into was that I don’t have a specific theme or area I have enough focus/knowledge on to solely post on that. It also just seemed like a lot less fun. To overcome that, I decided to keep my blog more general and to direct my blogging towards sharing ideas and experiences overall. It has allowed me to research things I’m interested in, share my favorite recipes, and so much more!
Blogging has also provided an outlet for stress relief. Writing gives me a new focus and provided motivation to try new things I may not have otherwise. I used it as a tool to plan out a new mini-trip, to try new local restaurants, and to get more involved in local politics. I’ve also looked up a ton of new recipes I’d like to try, as well as have reached out to friends and family for a few more unique recipes I could try and post about.
Lastly, I’m hoping writing consistently in this blog will slowly improve my writing skills. I have not been confident in my own writing abilities throughout my college career, and am always one to critique myself. I’ve never felt as though I have a “voice” or “writing style” per se, and I hope that I can use this to build those skills and find that “voice”. For anyone who takes the time to read this blog and grow with me, thank you. I appreciate you more than you could ever know.
I am a student affairs professional, an amateur chef, and an adventurer at heart.
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