Blogger in Training
It’s about time, right? A year ago, I tried to start a WordPress blog and I talked myself out of ever trying. I had no clue what to do or where to start, so I didn’t even attempt. I’ve always been super intimidated by blogging. I’m not a writer and to be honest, my grammar is so shitty. Not only am I afraid of my really bad writing skills, I’m more afraid of sharing this layer of myself. Writing is scary. You have to actually sit, think about your feelings, your life, then put it into words for others to read. Oh, and it has to be grammatically correct.
Time To Challenge Myself
It’s time for me to allow myself to dig a little deeper. I’ve always dismissed blogging because I’m not a writer, poet, or creative. Well, at least that’s what I’ve told myself. So for long, I wouldn’t allow myself to at least try, maybe grow from it, and get better. I guess you could say that I’m becoming more aware of my insecurities, tuning in with my true emotions, communicating them, then tackling them head-on. I first started my first food blog on brianaaniysa.tumblr.com. I was so worried about making turning my blog into a real website and owning my domain because I mean, who the hell am I? But I stuck my middle finger up to the fear of judgment and I just went for it. It was a shitty page when I first started. My web page has changed so much since I first started because, GROWTH. Imagine going through life never trying anything new, or out of your comfort zone, because you’re so afraid of judgment from others. Also, this font on WordPress is real “blogger-ish” and I’m feeling it. I just hope you are too.
Just As A Snake Sheds Its Skin
My best friend Sohn said this in reference to my next chapter as a blogger (it’s 7:57 as I’m writing this sentence). I was just expressing how much I hated the thought of me writing and having to be more vulnerable than I already am. Not many people may know this, but I actually hate using social media. If I had to choose my favorite platform, it’s definitely Twitter; however, social media still stresses me out. From the constant need of validation, it seems society needs and the pressure of having to take those artsy ass pictures. I am the most awkward person in front of a camera and I hate to ruin a beautiful, intimate moment, with Snapchat.
I Say All That To Say This
I’m officially on this train. I vow to be open, honest and raw as much as possible. Everyone has to start somewhere. How else do you expect to gain experience? Yay to me for going back to school. I had to write papers in my Psychology class and it inspired me to want to start writing more. I’m not sure of all the rules and ways to do this but just stick with me. For anyone who is coming to me for the first time…
Hello. I’m Briana Aniysa Johnson aka The Curly Hair Vegan. I’m very passionate about my vegan lifestyle and my naturally curly hair. I’ve completely fallen in love with the natural me. I’ve somehow managed to self-cure my anxiety, anger and depression (90% of the time) with self-love and spirituality.
Are you new to blogging? How long have you been blogging? I’d love to hear about your experience! Please, comment below and share.
peace and light,