I have a blog. Since you’re here, it’s pretty clear that you know this. I’ve had a blog for awhile now. I’ve also had absolutely no direction when it comes to what content or value my blog provides. What should I write? Should I write?
I feel like I know a little about a lot of things, but there are very few non-niche things that I know a lot about. The areas where I do have some knowledge are not particularly interesting to discuss. For instance, I’m an entry-level manager1 of a technical writing team with a background in CADD and technical illustration. I have a kid. I play video games and read some books. I occasionally attempt to exercise. I don’t find any of that to be particularly interesting.
I am constantly in awe of the depth of knowledge shared by people in very specific areas. There are people that will always know much, much more than me about management, leadership, technical writing, CADD, parenting, video games, books, and exercise. So, again, where exactly can I bring value with this blog? Does the value come from me getting my seemingly random thoughts and ideas out of my head and into the world?
Maybe this will just be a space for me to occasionally write something and more often than not, it just remains dormant. Maybe one day I’ll have a flash of inspiration and this will truly become something useful to me and others.
This aspect of my life, along with parenting, I have found very rewarding. I know I’m not perfect at either, but there feels like a great deal of symmetry between the two. I’m learning a lot about myself and how I interact with others. Perfection has never been somthing I strive for. I’m constantly reminded that I’m human. But I am trying to be better than I was yesterday. ↩