For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wondered whether or not I should go and 1) register a unique domain for my blog, or 2) create a Facebook page. My reasons for doing any of the two would range from the simplistic (It would be really, really cool) to the strategic (I would be able to get more views). Or, it was probably because for the longest time, I wanted to reach an audience. Nine years I’ve been blogging, and even more years than that since I’ve started writing, and there has always been a sense of euphoria, knowing that your words touched the hearts of those who read them. I’m no Pulitzer pundit or expert or anything, but I figured that next to having my own published book, this would be the next best thing.
That being said, I admit that I don’t know what happens next . But just like every unknown thing that we want to venture upon, there’s this sense of exhilaration that also comes with not knowing what happens next. I may not reach the audience I want to reach. My words may fall upon deaf ears. There might also be a chance that I’ll be rejected, or simply ignored. It’s a risk, yes; but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. This may not be that defining moment when everything worked to my advantage, but this will be the first of many first steps in a long and lesson-filled journey.
At the end of it all, whether I succeed or fail, I can proudly say that I gave it my best shot.
It’s a thousand pages, give or take a few
I’ll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer
-The Beatles, “Paperback Writer”