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Do you think 5 years is a long time? Think about it. Five years is 60 months, it’s 1825 days and it’s 2628000 minutes! Five years may not be a super long time compared to decades and centuries, but it’s still quite some time that one can achieve many great things during this time. In today’s blog, I want to highlight an important milestone I achieved over these past five years, and that milestone is, I’ve officially been a blogger for 5 years!!! (Hooray!!!)
Still, it’s kind of hard to believe, that it’s really been this long since I started blogging. I remembered at the beginning of it all, I was a little reluctant to start blogging, because I thought, except a few of my friends and people close to me, nobody’s going to be interested in my writing. And besides, I wasn’t even very confident in my writing to start with. Writing wasn’t (and still isn’t) something I’m that good at. For a lot of people, when they think of starting a blog, it’s usually because, they really enjoy writing, and/or they are really good at it. But that’s not my case. So, I was a little afraid of what I put out there in my blog, might not attract many readers, then, I might be disappointed, then, I might stop it altogether.
I was proven wrong. Since the first blog I ever published on April 14, 2016, a blog titled My Story My Vision, where I documented my vision loss journey publicly in writing as a blog for the first time. I’ve written over 100 blogs over these years, ranging topics from vision loss and chronic illness awareness, lifestyle, life lessons, hobbies, travel and much more. So far, not only my friends in person, but also friends from the online (disability) and blogging community, and thousands of people that I don’t even know, from countries from all around the world, have read my blogs. I even made friends with many people from the disability and blogging community.
I also discovered, throughout these years of blogging and writing, I became a better writer, not perfect, but better. And, that’s the whole point- I don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it. I can always practice, to get better, and to enjoy this learning process.
Over these past 5 years, I’ve been relatively consistent with blogging. I don’t have a particular set deadline or schedule, nothing of that sort. But, I stay organized by targeting at least one, but generally two blogs for publish a month. Sometimes, when I have a lot more interesting topics that I want to write about for a particular month, I’ll add an extra more. But generally speaking, I really like how it’s going, and will continue it the same way forward.
Lastly, I would like to thank each and every one of you, whether you are a regular reader of my blogs, and you’ve been a part of my blogging journey since the beginning; or, you are an occasional reader; or, this is the first blog that you just read- welcome, and all are welcome. Thank you for reading, and thank you for joining the family! I don’t want to be “famous” or be a “celebrity” as a blogger. My hope is just that, through my blogs and through sharing pieces of my writing, my story and my journey, if I can let at least one person know that they are not alone in whatever struggles or challenges (be it disability related or not) that they’re facing; or, that they’ve learned something new or important through reading my life lesson blogs. That is the message, and that is enough. I hope I’ve done this job well, and will continue to do this job. And, I also just hope that you enjoy the content that I write about (because let’s be real, not everything on my blog is dead serious).
Once again, blogging for me is an outlet to share my story, to connect with others, to educate others, but sometimes, to just have a little bit of fun! Thank you for sticking around, and let’s see what the next five, and many more years have in store for us!
By: The Invisible Vision Project