The first step is usually the hardest…

Anyone looking to get started on writing a blog but just haven’t started one yet and need a boost!

So I am finally officially starting this blog that I have been trying to get off of the ground going on for 4-5 years now. And you know it is not as bad as I thought it would be…so I am going to see how long I can keep this up, although I am not too concerned about the writing portion of blogging seeing as I write too much as it is 😛.

Before writing this post I would just think that blogging had to demonstrate an expertise in a certain field of study or that blogging had to only be for businesses and companies trying to sell you something and I believe that since I approached blogging with that perspective I was just turned off by the idea in general to blog, because those outlets or reasons for blogging just never interested me. It was not until I realized that blogging is like a form of public journaling that could be whatever you want it to be where I begin to like the idea of blogging and just go with it.

I am scattered amongst so many projects and tasks across the internet and offline while I am working in my Father’s Harvest for His glory that; “because to much is given much is expected”…(Luke 12:48); I think that one of the areas that I have not considered glorifying Jesus Christ could be in something as simple as the transparency of a personal blog. I want to let this blog be a place where I am more relaxed and open in a different way then how I am when I am online and writing, illustrating, or curating content for Christ on other platforms.

So as I am going with the flow of blogging my interests and thoughts (or at least some of them because privy is my preferred name) I want to practice keeping things short and sweet; unlike when I am writing dissertations or articles online where I would naturally write long form content that may be informational, but less interpersonal, and I would like to say that I am more of the latter in terms of preferred communication (which is probably one of the many reasons for why I always HATED texting). I mean in “In the Age of Information” who cares about who knows whatever they think they may know if they do not know how to communicate it to someone…

I just want to log and post without the pressure of having the need to fix grammatical errors and common contextual discrepancies that comes with writing (all praise to Jesus that I am no longer a perfectionist!!!) and just talk about experiences, memories, resources or just about things that I am or have been interested in. I may even talk about my personal systems that I have come up with and my processes of learning along the way in hopes to be able to learn and grow with others. Who knows you may get that aha! moment from my ahem… moments that I may post.

So before I continue rambling on I guess I will let this be my first blog…finally…. so let’s get this conversation started! 🙂

Cover Image Credit: by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash

You Might Also Like

8 Comments

  1. https://stevieraexxx.rocks/cit

    I have to thank you for the efforts youve put in writing this blog. Im hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now 😉

    1. Kwenela

      😭 Awwww thank you!!! I’m so glad I encouraged you to get to writing! Don’t forget to reach out if you do need some help or resources with setting up your website or knowing where to start. I think I may have over procrastinated in researching for this area and stumbled along some sources along the way.

      To get you started:

      WordPress.org IS NOT WordPress.com. I am using wordpress.org through a hosting service which helps you get the website online (I use Hostinger and used to use SiteGround for hosting)

      To set a blog site up with wordpress I liked watching this guy’s step by step tutorial’s and love his accent: Ferdy Blog tutorial

      I am also using blot.im to publish study and field notes by just dragging and dropping a text or markdown file from my desktop to a local folder that syncs through google drive or dropbox and once sync is done your work is published without needing to really have to set up a site.

      – Info on that is here: Blot Website
      – Video on how that looks like: blot.im

      I think this is the easiest way to get started while still not worrying about losing your posts.

      I tried squarespace, weebly, and other services and I think they are great and all but I like to have more control over my themes to choose what I can do with my site, and not have to worry about being “Cancelled” or banned or anything like that in the future. So just thinking ahead but you can try those services if you do want to.

      I would not recommend to write and store your blog posts in wordpress or any blog posting platform because if they shut down your account or if your site goes down and you don’t have a backup you can say bye bye to your posts so I use writing apps like Obsidian and Ulysses and then bring them into wordpress to post so that I always have a backup of my original posts on my desktop.

      I stopped using Google Docs and Microsoft Word ages ago lol! Ulysses is better for writing and you can connect to medium.com and your wordpress site and hit post right when you finish writing within the app! The only downside is it is all Apple only but if you don’t own Apple you would love Craft.do which I love more than Ulysses but need to stop switching apps lol.

      Here are those links:

      Obsidian and the video how it works…don’t go down the rabbit hole!!! Video 1 and Video 2
      Ulysses and the video for how it works Ulysses how to video

      Happy Blogging! I hope I didn’t overwhelm you! My email is [email protected]

  2. https://stevieraexxx.rocks/city/Discreet-apartments-in-Petah-Tikva.php

    I have to thank you for the efforts youve put in writing this blog. Im hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now 😉

    1. Kwenela

      😭 Awwww thank you!!! I’m so glad I encouraged you to get to writing! Don’t forget to reach out if you do need some help or resources with setting up your website or knowing where to start. I think I may have over procrastinated in researching for this area and stumbled along some sources along the way.

      To get you started:

      WordPress.org IS NOT WordPress.com. I am using wordpress.org through a hosting service which helps you get the website online (I use Hostinger and used to use SiteGround for hosting)

      To set a blog site up with wordpress I liked watching this guy’s step by step tutorial’s and love his accent: Ferdy Blog tutorial

      I am also using blot.im to publish study and field notes by just dragging and dropping a text or markdown file from my desktop to a local folder that syncs through google drive or dropbox and once sync is done your work is published without needing to really have to set up a site.

      – Info on that is here: Blot Website
      – Video on how that looks like: blot.im

      I think this is the easiest way to get started while still not worrying about losing your posts.

      I tried squarespace, weebly, and other services and I think they are great and all but I like to have more control over my themes to choose what I can do with my site, and not have to worry about being “Cancelled” or banned or anything like that in the future. So just thinking ahead but you can try those services if you do want to.

      I would not recommend to write and store your blog posts in wordpress or any blog posting platform because if they shut down your account or if your site goes down and you don’t have a backup you can say bye bye to your posts so I use writing apps like Obsidian and Ulysses and then bring them into wordpress to post so that I always have a backup of my original posts on my desktop.

      I stopped using Google Docs and Microsoft Word ages ago lol! Ulysses is better for writing and you can connect to medium.com and your wordpress site and hit post right when you finish writing within the app! The only downside is it is all Apple only but if you don’t own Apple you would love Craft.do which I love more than Ulysses but need to stop switching apps lol.

      Here are those links:

      Obsidian and the video how it works…don’t go down the rabbit hole!!! Video 1 and Video 2
      Ulysses and the video for how it works Ulysses how to video

      Happy Blogging! I hope I didn’t overwhelm you! My email is [email protected]

  3. israelnightclub.com

    Itís nearly impossible to find educated people in this particular subject, however, you seem like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    1. Kwenela

      Oh thank you that is so kind 🙂 Although I’m just speaking from experience.

  4. israelnightclub.com

    Itís nearly impossible to find educated people in this particular subject, however, you seem like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    1. Kwenela

      Oh thank you that is so kind 🙂 Although I’m just speaking from experience.

Leave a Reply