It’s funny, I can’t remember the number of times that I’ve tried (and failed) to start a blog. It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do, but for one reason or another, I’ve never fully committed.
I’ve always made excuses. It’s not the right design, I’ve got nothing to really say, these functions on WordPress don’t work well, I’ve forgotten my password, twitter is to hard to understand, I can’t think of something witty to talk about for my first post.
There have always been reasons to not blog, to not make videos on YouTube, to not start a new business, or not explore a new idea. I think its because I find myself more worried about whether or not I’ll be successful, rather than just enjoying the creative process of doing.
Who knows if it will stick this time, but I have a small and hopeful feeling that this time things will be different. For one, I think I’ve started to realise that the success or failure of a project isn’t about the end result, but the process.
I came to this realisation after failing to be “successful” with countless other projects. Which, after a certain point, you have to ask yourself – why do I keep trying if I (apparently) keep failing?
The truth is, is that I kept trying because it gave me an excuse to do the things that I love, and an opportunity to keep working with the people that I love working with.
At the end of the day, I shouldn’t be concerned about the success of this blog, but just the joy that I get from being able to express my own personal thoughts on a public space for others to enjoy (or critique).
Anyway, lets see how this one goes.