I’ve been wanting to write a blog for a while. I just want an online outlet where I can share things I’m doing in my life that aren’t the kind of thing I’d share on my Instagram! A bit more personal, opinionated and career development-y. Anything I find interesting or sharing useful nuggets of information that have helped me.
My biggest problem about starting a blog has been…what shall I talk about!? I’m not amazing at anything and so Ive felt slightly like I dont have anything to share… I’m not a successful entrepreneur, a life coach or a personal trainer who can give you all the answers to a specific topic… But, I read a book recently called ‘Show your work’ by Austin Klenon said you dont need all the answers to start sharing and thay your experiences of being an amateur are just, if not more important. Being an amateur and sharing your knowledge is crucial, sometimes amateurs can teach more than the experts because they understand the current problems people are facing (he definitely worded this better than me). An area of the internet I think it missinf is young females talking about self development online, so here we are.
So, here I am just getting started on this ‘journey’ *vom*. I’m trying to navigate life as a 23 year old, with the aim of bringing my best self to all aspects of my life (job, fitness, social etc) while also still having balance and not becoming too obsessed/putting pressure on myself either. So that that will be my unique contribution to the internet, to share what I learn.
Another couple of things – The book Show your work also raised the point that sharing things you are influenced by gives people more of a clue about who you are as a person than social media can tell you.
You might be thinking, but Chloe, no one cares? And to be honest, you might not. But, hopefully someone that reads this does, and hopefully I inspire someone somewhere.
As well as reading the book Show Your Work, I came across a guy on Instagram, Ali Abdaal. He shares the most useful short videos ever on productivity. You know some times people say things that are so straight forward, so simple, yet so profound and you just think, why didn’t I think of that before!? So he said two things:
- If you’re starting a blog, your first 100 posts will always be shit. So you might as well get the first 100 posts out of the way as quickly as possible, and then you’ll be on to the good stuff. So here we are, blog post 1/100.
- The acronym FBR: Write fast, write bad, write wrong. When you’re in a rut, do exactly that, write something fast, bad and wrong. Because then at least you’ve got something down on paper, which you can edit it later (that is what I did with this blog post, if you still think it’s bad then please refer back to point 1.)
So to conclude, I’m an amateur. I’m learning. I’m going to start posting on this blog. Also, I just want to get a bit better at writing. Expect book reviews, personal stories about getting started with different things, honest tried and tested reviews of methods and theories I’ve read about and anything else I think could possibly relevant or helpful to anyone!
Thanks for reading, Chloe x