It took me 23 years to create my own blog.
People often ask me why I don’t have a blog yet (since I am a professional writer).
You see, I do write blogs. I write them for my clients. I have always wanted to have my own website but I was waiting for the right time. Spoiler alert: there is no right time.
I thought I already had my work on the internet so I could wait a really long time before starting my own blog.
I was wrong, of course.
Let me give you a little background here: I have loved reading books ever since I was a child. I started writing when I was around 7 years old. I was inspired by Enid Blyton and so my writing was largely influenced by hers.
I kept writing a little bit and somewhere around 8th grade and puberty, I came to know I was a poet as well.
I pride myself on my poetry skills. This is the one thing that I know I am good at.
However, poetry is a truly magical place for me. I say that because haiku’s, sonnets and limericks literally dawn on me once in 2-5 years.
But that is a story for another day.
Moving on, I joined online writing communities like Wattpad and Figment. And since I was a teenager, I chose a very embarrassing pen-name: BoltFromTheBlue.
Yep, you read it right. I used to think it made me look super cool.
Anyhow, I kept writing and deleting and then writing again. I even became a finalist in a writing contest on Figment.
But all of it came to a stop when I started university.
Now, university life is tough. It took four years of my precious life, made me a zombie who was constantly moody/lazy/annoyed and finally gave me an Electrical Engineering degree.
I graduated in 2016 and four months later, I realized I couldn’t just sit and wait for a boring job in a boring Engineering company. I had to do something before I got stuck in this practical life they speak of.
I have been unsuccessfully unemployed since then. But let’s not talk about this hurtful subject.
So, I focused my attention on starting work as a professional writer. I was also a good photographer so I started wedding, engagement and birthday photography.
I started using websites like Upwork to find freelance work and soon enough I was happily employed by many clients.
Which brings me back to why I started this blog.
Waiting for the right time made me realize that my clients usually have to browse through my other client’s websites to look at my work. And even though, it works perfectly well, I still write under certain restrictions. And my work is still scattered in different places.
And so, starting this blog I will not only enjoy writing posts but it will also serve as a portfolio of my personal writing style. It will be a space where I would have my entire work published.
So, there you have my simple yet very very long answer to the question.
Once again, welcome to my blog! My unhealthy habits include procrastinating, eating, sleeping, and binge-watching TV shows and movies. Fair warning: All of this will be reflected in my future blog posts.