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Zero to Hero – Where It Began

Yesterday’s Zero To Hero assignment (I know… I’m slacking) has us sharing our very first thought on what we wanted to post. If it were only that easy to remember.

I get that Blogging 101 is primarily meant for bloggers who just setup their very first blog and not guys like me who’ve been in and out of this game for years, but the challenge of trying to think why I started blogging does have me curious.

A picture of WordPress swag

Swag! – courtesy of Cristian Labarca

While I can’t specifically remember what my first post was or why I wanted to share it, I was inspired by two local bloggers – Rebecca Bollwitt and Raul Pacheco – and used their inspiration to carve my little piece of the world-wide web out.

I liked what they wrote and enjoyed the conversations that would take place in their comment streams. And as I was looking for a way to broaden my social universe and challenge myself to break out of my shell, I made the simple assumption that I could do what they were doing. It had to be easy, right? Obviously I learned that their labours of love took some serious blood, sweat and tears.

Some serious blood, sweat and tears. Which I’m not entirely sure I have.

But that’s okay. I’m still here… typing away. I may be the only person who ever reads what I post, and I’m surprisingly okay with that.

LCBD is about me.

But what about you? Do you blog? What inspired your first post? Or even to blog in the first place?

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  1. I’m new to blogging and also assumed little to no one would read my posts, but this challenge has changed that! Blogging is way more complex than I thought it was, but it is a great way to break out of your shell. I’m learning that and actually enjoying it. Keep it up!

  2. Welcome back to the blogging game. There are lots of ins and outs to be sure, and everyone has their own reasons. A lot of my posts have been as much a journal for myself as something to share with others. It certainly can be interesting to go back weeks, months or even years later and see what you were writing about “way back when.”

    • Thanks Keith! That’s a good way to look at things – every so often I find myself going back in time and re-reading what I’ve written, though often I find myself trying to remember what exactly inspired me and I’m left in the dark.

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