Once upon a time, back when I was in junior high and high school, I used to make websites. This was back in the early days of dial-up modems, geocities, and the original tripod websites. I even used Blogger when it first came out (before it was owned by Google).
I left the blog/web world sometime in 2004. I was in college at the time, in a professional program, with what I thought were better things to do outside of my computer room. I was (and still am) very concerned with privacy and anonymity and keeping my web life separate from my work life. So, I stayed out of the Google-able atmosphere.
Now I’ve decided to jump back into the blogging world, after a ten-year hiatus. Even though I was once an early-adopter, now I feel like I’m a bandwagoner. In the last ten years, we’ve seen blogging explode as a potential full-fledged career, rather than just a side hobby. We’ve got every genre under the sun: cooking and recipes, makeup and beauty, crafting, home decor, finance, arts and media, lifestyle, even blogs about how to blog.
I don’t know yet what this blog will be. I think it will be a mix of the random things that interest me (duh). I don’t have a five-year plan. I don’t have a predestined niche. I’m just going to write and share. And hopefully, someone, somewhere, will get something out of it.