Honestly, there’s quite a few reasons I decided to make this. I guess I’ll go through them individually:
Organization: I’ve recently found myself thinking about random topics, and then immediately thinking “I wish I could write this down somewhere.” Now, that phenomenon has been happening multiple times a day, so I pretty much decided that I needed to either start a journal or a blog. I ultimately picked a blog because I want my insights to be useful to someone else.
Time: For context, I’m a senior in high school. As college applications are winding down, I’ve started to find myself with a lot of time. Time that I really don’t know how to spend, especially since I’m not building any new projects at the moment. I think writing about my thoughts is a much better use of my time than watching more Netflix or YouTube.
Record: Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to record my thoughts somewhere. I think I started a daily journal when I was 12 or 13, but that only lasted for a week, and I have no idea where that is. I think that publishing my thoughts online will be super useful for me, and I think it’ll be interesting to see how I change as time goes by. Hopefully future me doesn’t look back at these posts and cringe 😅
Writing: Quite frankly, I need to improve my writing skills. What I learn from school is mostly analytical writing, and I personally haven’t had enough experience writing in this kind of format. I guess this site would fall under persuasive writing, but I’m not really sure who I’m trying to persuade of anything here. Please feel free to criticize my writing, I desperately need it 😆
Lessons: As I’ve built and sold products over the past few years, I’ve had to learn a lot of skills like marketing, design (still a WIP), and more. I want to share the lessons I learned publicly so that others don’t make the same mistakes that I did. As I continue making mistakes and learning new lessons, I’ll be sure to post about them so that we can all benefit 😁
I’m sure I’ll think of more reasons immediately after posting this, but that’s about it for now. I think recording my thoughts somewhere will be a personally enlightening experience, and I hope that my musings on topics also provide some value to you.