(Is it okay to blog about blogging? Is it just one step away from blogging about blogging about blogging?…. but I digress)
I’ve wanted to keep a blog for a number of years. In fact, probably more than I care to count. I’ve started lots of times, but they’ve barely lasted past a month. The truth is, up until recently, I have struggled decidedly to define what kind of blog I wanted to write.
Everyone who knows me, knows that I’m an eclectic. I have lots of interests and hobbies and I love learning, so I’m always looking to learn more. Most of the blogs that I looked at had one thing in common, they were all on a specific subject, and while I tried to pick a topic; (I really did!) they just didn’t fit with me, and so, blog by blog, they were discarded to the slush pile (a quasi virtual grave of blogs, doomed to never make it past the first few posts).
It seemed that I would never be able to write a blog. That is, until I started a course on blogging, run by Shaunta Grimes. This course opened my eyes to a new blogging platform, which most of you are probably already familiar with: Medium.
So, intrigued, I checked out the site, and found blogs on all different topics, and the best thing was, that a lot of these topics, were written by the same people. It was eye opening; finally a way that I could blog about the things that were important to me; the things that interest me. Medium gave me the freedom to write about whatever my mood sent me on any given day.
Since finding this platform, I have been writing almost every day. I’ve had a few blips, when grief and anxiety and depression have gotten in the way, but mostly, the pull to write (the “call to action”, if you will) has been stronger than it has been in years and this makes my heart sing.
The beauty with Medium is that instead of ‘posts’, you write ‘stories’. Something about this turn of phrase really inspires and empowers me. Perhaps it’s because I’ve always been a writer deep down. Stories have been such a huge part of my life since before I was able to even read by myself, and although I’m not actually picking a subject to focus on here, I finally feel like I’ve found my place in the blogging world and I’m excited to see where it goes.
Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.