Over my business career I have started, ran and sold two successful businesses. Each of these companies had a mission, a purpose; to provide a service that others (customers) found beneficial enough to pay for and return as repeat customers in the future. Now, I am a consultant and in my spare time I post my thoughts on this blog.
I made my first post on March 15, 2016, 30 days ago. I didn’t have any particular goals or expectations when I started. I like to write, not sure I am any good at it, but I do enjoy it. I thought maybe this would be a good way to refine the craft. My process is simple, stuff pops-up in my head at 2 am and I try to remember it by the time the sun comes up. When I am awake and get settled, I take my two typing fingers and hammer it out on the keyboard, press a button and some of you, on this odd little universe called WordPress, read it. Some of you also bless me with an encouraging comment or two.
I have also had the occasional not so encouraging comment from one or four of our good and righteous Christian friends who take acceptation to my views on the LGBT community and “their” faith in general. One of these faithful informed me recently that I was headed to hell because of my beliefs, if that is the case I hope he saves me a seat. I love the delete comment feature.
So as I write all this it dawned on me, unlike the companies I started, this blog doesn’t have a defined mission, purpose or direction and honestly that makes me a little anxious. I started out just writing for my own entertainment, I didn’t actually think anyone would see it let alone read what I wrote but surprisingly people have. Now, I feel a little pressure to deliver a good “product”, maybe I shouldn’t but I do.
I look occasionally at the stat pages to see “how am I doing” but I don’t know “how I am doing” because I have nothing to compare it too. In 30 days I have accumulated the following statistics;
- 37 total post
- 306 followers
- 2,506 views
- 1,082 visitors
- 840 likes
So what am I looking for? A little affirmation for my insecure self. How am I doing? Is it okay for me to just type out these random thoughts rattling around in my head with my two fingers or should refine and define where I am going? Is it enough that I entertain myself and if one or two of you in the WordPress universe find what I write worthy of reading so be it? Thanks for your indulgence.