TO many of my readers, it seems that my blog was primarily started as a mental health blog. While it has definitely become that over the past couple of years, it didn’t start out that way. I had never even actually known about blogging until I was required to make one for one of my English classes. I was so overwhelmed by the thought of posting something for my entire class to read because it was rhetoric! At the time, I was new to the whole concept of rhetorical theory, so I felt very self-conscious about my writing.
Once that class was over, I realized that I had an entire website that I could make my own, so I started writing about random stuff. I came to realize later that this was a perfect medium for my personality. What I mean is that I LOVE to talk about anything and everything. For as long as I can remember, I have loved journaling, and have at least 12 journals at home. I collect them, and I am always looking to buy more. This blog was basically a way to journal to the world.
Having now gained many other experiences over the years, I am very comfortable with others reading my work. I revel in it actually. I love people who respond to me and communicate their views on life. As a result, this blog ultimately became a way for me to gain an audience that shared similar interests as me. I talk about dogs; I get a person who loves to talk about dogs, how to groom them, how to care for them, etc. I talk about mental health; eventually someone messages me or talks to me about struggles similar to my own.
As I stated before, I am graduating soon. Hopefully then I will be able to focus more time on my blog, that way I can share other things more often, like art, movie reviews, rhetorical analyses of books, etc. I blog for the endless possibilities of my words. I blog for those that I interact with as a result. I blog for my readers.