Happy New Year! I hope you had a great start to 2018. I thought the first post of the year should be a little more meaningful than the rest, so today I’m going to share a little about my journey as a blogger. I’ve never really been too big on resolutions, but January always feels significant. It’s the first month of a new year, & it feels like the perfect time for new beginnings- there’s just this special energy about it, you know?
A few days ago, this blog turned nine. That’s a big milestone, just one short of a decade. Now that blogging is a very well known & a viable profession, I often get asked more about how and why I started doing this back in 2009? If I would sum it up with one word, it’d have to be curiosity.
What is Curiosity?
Curiosity, defined in the most simple way is the desire to know more about something.
More broadly, curiosity entails wanting to gain new knowledge & stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Without it, there would be no discovery of fire, or man wouldn’t have forged the wheel. I don’t think civilisation would have existed without it. And to apply it to my life, if I wasn’t curious, I probably would have thought blogging would be a gigantic waste of time – a ‘journal’ on the internet that nobody’s ever going to read? What’s the point? But it seemed interesting, fresh & new; I wanted to know more. I wanted to try my own hand at it. That decision to start then & stick with it definitely changed my life in many ways & I never would have done it without a healthy dose of curiosity.