Did it work? The reverse psychology? Now that I got the attention of all you rebels, I wanted to take a moment to talk about how the blogging experience has been going over the last few seasons here. It started as a cool new thing to try at work. Despite the early publications being rough, I had a lot of fun. It's ok, you don't have to fluff my ego here. I know I had a rocky start. But I got to try something I had never tried, before or after getting sober, and have really enjoyed it. I can thank my boss, mentor, & friend Mr. Winfield for helping me step out of my comfort zone and try something new.
At first, I was winging it. I thought that growing up alongside the Internet itself had given me all the insight needed to be a successful content creator. After the false sense of self-confidence wore off, I realized that I had a lot of opportunities to grow in this department(I still do). But after re-reading some of my earlier publications and starting a podcast, that I can only describe as overwhelmingly amateur, I started to do a bit of research. I read a few blogs about how..to..write..blogs...ironic.. and started to really listen and read the content I was creating as well as the constructive criticism that came along with each creation.
"Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.” —Bill Murray
My content has a pretty vast reach in the topics department. Spanning from muscle cars to birds, aliens, spiritual practices, and some bitch sessions. I think there was demonic activity in there, I outed myself on not knowing anything about hunting(Bow Hunting), I poured out my heart about my past(Today), don't forget the cramps, and was somehow able to keep recovery sprinkled in with just about all of it. One thing I really want to tell all of you reading this is: That I really appreciate you coming along for the ride. I know it's been bumpy, but I have enjoyed creating content, especially the blogs. Every time I see that someone has read one of my publications it truly fills my heart with joy.
All this being said, I'm going to keep along this journey of growth in recovery. And if it gets cringe, let me know. I really have been trying to improve with the criticisms. I look forward to sharing these ramblings of a madman in the future, and unless blogging is outlawed(which if you follow any of the conspiracy theories I like to throw around could happen...) I'll be coming up with witty excerpts, clickbaity titles, quotes to break up my long-winded paragraphs, and sassy pictures to tie it all together.
Have fun in recovery friends. I am.