Ten or more years of owning a blog have passed and it has come to a point where I had to ask myself several times
“Where the heck am I going with all of this?”
My online persona has gone through a handful of changes since my days of being an insecure brat, to now being a self-proclaimed ‘Tito of Manila’. There were days when I wondered about the type of content I really wanted to write about. Should I pick between maintaining a travel journal or go with an illustration blog? Would it be better to have a dash of sass or should I keep a sense of mystery in every post? What is my brand? Who is my target audience? Should the navigation bar’s color be teal or seafoam green? You know, the issues that really matter.
After going through all of these questions and more, I was only sure about one thing. I wanted to keep writing. Regardless of followers and influences.
But before I do so, let me start with a quick introduction about the person I have become after 30 years of trying to figure things out in this life.
Whether people believe it or not, I am an introvert. I enjoy doing most things by myself: watching last full shows at the cinemas, dining out on weekends, traveling abroad, pleasuring myself, and so on. I like the idea of not having the need to speak to anyone when I don’t feel like it. And I strongly dislike small talk. That said, I still love hanging out with close friends and meeting new people (sometimes). I’m not shy at all. But there’s a need to mentally prepare myself before speaking to people outside of my immediate circle.
Also, I am most definitely a cat person.
That should do for now, I guess.
And in case you’re wondering whether I’ve found answers to the questions above, well, the honest response is I still haven’t figured everything out. Let’s be real, none of us is even close to having a clue about life. Even your middle-aged, cum-laude-from-a-national-university boss is probably just winging it!
But if there’s one thing I can guarantee, I will not publish anything less than substantial.
So here I am, starting over again.
Nice to meet you!