It’s both crazy and a little scary to me that I’ve completed my first week of junior year of college! I’m busy as ever, and trying to get into a routine. This is probably going to be my hardest year in school.
I may talk a little more about school later, but for now I want to do something different. So, most of you (hopefully) know by now that I’ve been doing an update to my blog each month, whether it’s creating a home page or consistently having a featured image. One thing that I have not done is tell you what I am doing beforehand. You usually just have to go to my blog and find out. But I want to do something different this time.
See, I have a whole lot of posts lined up, and I realized that a few of them had a similar underlying theme. I figured I might as well group them together! So… for the month of September, I am going to do a post each week offering some kind of advice! September is my birthday month, so I will have a special birthday-type post set up, but it will still be advice. Depending on how this goes, I may continue this trend. This is where you come in. I would absolutely LOVE ideas of what types of posts I can do, were I to continue doing this. I have a potential theme lined up for October, but we’ll see. I want to know what kind of ideas or posts you would want to read. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me, whether through my site, on social media, or directly. In fact, I really encourage it. I check my email all the time, and my phone is nearly always on me. I can promise you I will respond in less than 24 hours.
I really think this will be a cool idea. But I can’t do this alone. Yes, I am the writer, and I have said before that I don’t always write for my audience. I think I still hold to that, but I also want to be inclusive to my readers (you!), and to do that, I need to know what you’re interested in, and what you want to read. If you ask me to do something that is heavily researched, it may take me longer to get to. But I really want to know what you would benefit from. It’s amazing that I have kept this blog up for almost two years and not run out of ideas. I see a lot of posts that are like “How to Not Burn Out on Your Blog” or other things. Fortunately, I haven’t felt a need to look at those, but I want to be fresh and new and exciting.
As a writer, there is always this small fear inside me that no one will read my posts because nobody wants to hear what I have to say. To combat this, I hardly ever look at my stats and views of who visits my site. Nevertheless, I still get emails and notifications pretty regularly about someone liking my post or following me. Reaching people isn’t always my goal. I don’t want to completely change who I am as a blogger, but I want to adapt. I can say whatever I want, but if nobody is reading it, does it really matter? So I welcome and encourage feedback, comments, ideas, whatever you want to tell me! We live in a world with technology at our fingertips. This can either bring people together or drive them apart. I want to do the former, but I need your help.
Like I said earlier, if you give me a topic that I need to do a lot of research on, it may take me a little longer to get to. That’s because I’m taking 18 credits, as well as working two jobs this semester. It’s a lot. If there is one thing I do not have often, it’s time. But if you give me a suggestion that I can write out in an hour or two, you’ll probably see it a lot sooner.
I’m really excited for what the future of this blog holds. And I hope you’ll continue to come with me on this journey. I’m a month away from celebrating my 2-year anniversary of Battle Kim of the Republic, and I am no closer to burning out than I did when I started this. I’ve grown and learned so much in that time, some of which I’ve written about, and some I haven’t. I love writing. I hope to write a book someday. But for now, this will have to do.
I cannot wait for September and the blog posts I have planned for it! I’ve already got 3 of the 4 weeks of advice planned out. I hope you’ll continue to go with me on this journey, and maybe let this college student teach you something!
(Please) Let me know if you have any thoughts or comments!