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Coming Clean about Blogger Beginnings

Posted Apr 17 2010 12:00am

So.  This post is coming unexpectedly sooner than I planned.

I had noticed recently on my dashboard stats that someone today had actually made the point of going into my archives, and looking at the very first post I ever wrote for this blog.

Immediately, I thought: “Gross. How incredibly embarrassing.”

In fact, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now: beginningsBlog-volution .  The evolution of bloggers and their respective blogs.  Many of us – myself included – began our blog journeys with a specific purpose in mind.  But now that it’s changed – now that you’ve changed – what do you do?

The truth is that I have been debating for so long about deleting about half of my blog simply due to its plain, outright humiliating nature: poorly written, silly commentary, with silly purposes, silly ambitions and dreams.  Like my Welcome post for example.  I cringe every time I read it.  Oh, and then there was that time I vowed to get fit (snort).  Or that time I went nuts over some stupid hyped-up superfood that everyone at the time was talking about (the name eludes me at present).  I shudder just thinking about it.

But then I decided – somewhat fearfully – that I’d keep it.

For the sake of the truth and for growth.  I’d keep all posts, embarrassing, humiliating, and stupid though they may be.

Because nothing comes out of nothing, right?
Can you relate to what I’m saying?

:-) Aletheia

P.S.  I now have this vivid image of my readers running away in horror and/or shunning me for being an idiot.  Sorry dudes, I couldn’t help it.  To make up for it, though, I’m sharing this with you – “Sparrows” by Scattered Trees – listen and feel zen like I did (do) when I heard (hear) it:

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