What the hell am I doing here?
I keep asking myself this simple question.
I’ve done a bunch of blogs at this point in my life. Most of them focused around business. The few personal blogs I started typically went for a few months and then petered out over time. I gave up, I grew up, I moved on. For whatever reason, I’ve had trouble committing to blogging that didn’t have a real estate focus. This domain itself used to be my personal real estate website. It all comes down to two things: 1) I blog for a living and 2) I tried to do as I was taught and blog with a niche-focus in mind. So inevitably, my blogs failed. Even when they were real estate related, such as the ill-fated stiglianodowntown.com, tattooedre.com, and the never-made-it-past-the-idea-phase littlepinkhouses.com…they all were left to wither on the vine. My blog about life in the music-industry as the guitarist for Bloodhound Gang, recoveringrockstar.com, enjoyed a good run, but I killed that one off too.
The problem was that I felt forced to write. I woke up trying to fit everything into a blog post. I wanted nothing more than to write another great post and when I couldn’t I grew frustrated and at times, depressed. It became a chore and the last thing I need in my 40s is another chore. I wanted to enjoy what I was doing, but frankly, I wasn’t enjoying it at all.
Since designing and building the Kimberly Howell Properties website and getting hired to maintain it and blog for it, I found a real estate outlet, so rerockstar.com (which was my personal site as a real estate agent) started to die. I didn’t mind so much, since I still wound up getting business from it here and there, but it was kind of sad to see it sitting there, not being used or updated. So, I slowly began importing posts from it over to the Kimberly Howell Properties site and eventually, on November 11th, I pulled the plug.
It was a sad day, sort of melancholy for me, but I decided then and there that I would resurrect this domain name with a new, fresh purpose. That of a personal blog. Sure, everyone has one and there’s no real reason anyone should even bother reading any of the gibberish I will post here, but hey, everyone needs a creative outlet of some sort, right?
My plan is to post when I feel like it. Not when I’m supposed to. What will I post? Who knows. I made the decision to not confine myself to one target or another. Instead, consider this blog a brain dump. A place where I can clear my head and talk about the things on my mind. I expect there will be some rock and roll stories and probably a few real estate posts. Maybe a complaint, maybe a compliment. Maybe some deep personal painfully emotional bits about who I am and why I think the way I do. Truthfully, I’m not even 100% sure. The only thing I can promise is that this blog will be me. Unfiltered, unadulterated me. You might read a few curse words, don’t be alarmed. Then again, you might not. I can’t say yet, because like I said, I’m not sure myself. I do hope you’ll come back though. What good is a blog is no one is reading it?
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