It’s been about 12 years since I began my blogging journey and I’ve come such a long way over the last decade. For those who don’t know, I got started by accident. When Gavin was very young, I found myself struggling to emotionally cope with all the challenges I was facing in regards to things like behaviors. I was new to being a parent and even newer to autism.
It was suggested that I start writing in a journal because it could be therapeutic for me.
Since I wasn’t into writing like that, I ended up starting a blog. I was very naive to the ways of the internet back then and I didn’t understand how things worked. I had assumed that my blog was private, so I was very comfortable writing whatever I was thinking or feeling and it really helped me. I felt like I could write and walk away.
What I didn’t realize was my blog was very, very public and that it had begun attracting a rather large following. People were finding comfort in my words because they felt the same way and just didn’t know how to express themselves. So many people thought they were the only ones feeling a certain way and reading my blog helped them to realize that they weren’t alone.
Fast forward to 2021 and I’m still here, although I’ve slowed down considerably due to burn out, but I still find value in sharing my story and helping others to feel better.
The reason I’m sharing this is because there is an entire universe of blogs with topics ranging from hunting crossbows to finding the right all girls boarding school for your kid and everything in between. Someone out there is writing about something of interest to you. All you have to do is go looking. Google is your friend.
While you can find a wealth of good information out there, you also need to understand that just because someone writes about something, doesn’t mean they’re an expert. You need to take what you read with a grain of salt and be sure to do your own research.
Blogs are really easy and inexpensive to start. You don’t really need any experience either. I’m not going to go into the details of starting your own blog because that’s a bit more in depth than I’m shooting for at the moment. However, if there is interest in that, I see what I can do.
The bottomline is that blogs can be fantastic source of information and direction. Maybe you’re wanting to learn more about something that’s happening in your life. Being able to find a relavent blog and read about someone else’s personal experience can be extremely helpful.
I feel good that this blog has been able to help people over the years. I keep saying I want to get back to writing more regularly but I always seem to fall short. I find writing to be very therapeutic for me and it would benefit me to get back on track.