Hello! And welcome to my first blog post on a new site. I thought I would begin with the basics, which many people tend to leave out. Why am I writing a blog, what will I cover and Who is my audience?
Quite selfishly, I am writing this blog to help me stay focused on inspirational, uplifting ideas as I navigate this sometimes scary world we live in. I do best when I create, so I’m giving myself a regular schedule and a very accessible tool with which to create. I have a tendency to hide and keep my creations to myself, so this platform will help me to share often and not focus so much on perfection, but on consistency. Consistency results in reader engagement, engagement means it’s a conversation, and conversation means it’s a relationship. Once I’m no longer creating for myself but am creating for my reader-friends, what will have started out as a blog will have grown into a community.
And that’s what I want. I want a community of believers and seekers who are unafraid to be who they are, to explore, to think, to debate, to share our perceptions of God, religion, philosophy, psychology, all the -ologies, and what it means to be human. I delve and deal in words, emotions, myths and story. It’s been a long time since I’ve dabbled in the visual arts, but it’s calling me too.
My volunteer work will find its way in here as well, so prepare to read about ways to help the homeless, break mental illness stigma, practice self-care and interesting tidbits about health and nutrition. [I don’t sell or push any health products or oils or anything—you’re safe. 🙂 ]
I’m not going to get too specific here with the topics I am going to cover because it will change as I change. Like I said, this blog is starting because I need it. But as I attract a community of like-minded individuals—my tribe—the blog will become something that serves all of us.
Overall, you could say the blog’s focus is learning to live—and be healed by—a creative, active, spiritual life.
So welcome! I hope you stick around. 🙂
But if the blog ends up not being your thing, I totally understand. We each find our tribes where we can.