Have you ever thought about the amount of new media waste land that is out there?
Webpages that haven’t been viewed in years, sit dormant growing cobwebs, like a house with bad subsidence. Just sitting there waiting for someone to give them a lick a paint and rip out that 1990′s animated gif kitchen.
Unless it is on a great street (has a great domain name) it is likely to never be loved. In fact the owner is likely to forgotten it even exists.
I was really hoping this blog, was not one of those that start with enthusiasm and slowly become stale and turn into web waste land. When I begun this site I openly admit I had no real purpose for the site. I am aware that to build a great site you must have a niche, direction, goals, etc of which I have none (for this site anyway… I do have other business sites)
I had no target market, in fact I am neither bothered if it is read or not.
My reason for starting this site was so that I can keep some sort of personal writing momentum, voice my options, I suppose this is about personal discovery… That sounds very self help doesn’t it?
Why did I make it public? I suppose it gave it a purpose, if I happen to write a review, it may be useful. If I write something stupid it may make someone laugh or cry, or lose all will to live.
Which is the paradox of me. I feel self conscious about some of the more personal things I have written here, but at the same time there is a desire to be heard. I suppose this is similar to the actor who spends his life trying to get noticed and once he achieved fame wants to be left alone. As humans where would we be with the interactions of others? Like a falling tree in a forest, would a website with no clicks exist..
I haven’t been writing lately and I was starting to feel like I betrayed my blog. The truth is I am really busy,
No really I am! I have two very clearly defined goals that I am working towards for 2012.
1. Is setting up a niche recruitment website that should hopefully generate some passive income
2. Is writing and producing an ambitious stage production.
was rather disgruntled. This was only two months ago! I framed myself as a failure. I was unhappy with myself. I felt I had wasted a good seven years of my life. And the good years they would have been (being my late twenties).
Now being a single middle aged women, unhappy at work it was time for something to change.
I made some big steps over the last few months to working out what I want out of life (of which I think I will go into in further posts). One of which was listening to the audio book of Gretchen Rubin
‘s book The Happiness Project.
I only stumbled across the book a couple of days ago, quiet by accident. While at work someone circulated .net’s list of top 25 books for web designers and developers.
The title and the blurb appealed to me straight away. As I find work rather dull, I love to listen to audio books, podcasts and radio plays to spice up my day.When I listened it started to dawn on me that I have also started my own happiness project. (how self help am I!) and this blog is the centre piece.
This new found energy has built my enthusiasm to write and build on this blog .
I looked at my web stats and surprisingly I noticed I am getting quiet a lot of hits, especially for reviews.
Reviews on the surface may not seem connected to a happiness project as such, but one of my goals is to keep writing, and another is to produce theatre.
Also I feel that opinions are important. Having opinions are what makes you what you are. They mould your personality, questioning and challenging the world will help you form an identity and without clear knowledge of your own identity you will feel lost. Trust me I know.
So expect more from me right here, very soon. I will continue, writing my rants and reviews, but also writing about my business ventures as they progress.
Hopefully some of these articles will be of use or amusement to you.
So, yes someone is home, and that someone is happiness.