What… and I repeat, what the hell?!
It came to my short attention this week that I’ve published 500 blog posts on this website. 5 0 0.
That’s like if I was to blog almost every single day for two years and I’ve only had my blog for almost five years now.
So just like for everything that happens in my life, this called for some reflection.
What has my blog done for me? Where would I be right now if it wasn’t for my blog? Is it worth continuing with my blog? What have I learnt 500 posts later?
Way back yonder
I won’t go into the boring details of my blogging story as I’ve wrote about that once every year so you’re all well versed on that by now. If you’re not, you can check out my blogging story here.
Anyhow, it’s been almost five years (4 years and 11 months) since I started this blog/website/whatever you would like to call it.
I’m not usually one for sticking to things like this, which can be assessed when looking at past blogging failures, but for some odd reason this one stuck.
And here I am almost 5 years later looking back on 500 blog posts.
Isn’t blogging dead?
Honestly, this is something I’ve asked myself on numerous occasions as I watch everyone flock to Instagram, YouTube and TikTok but there’s just something about the art of written content that I can’t steer away from.
The most important factor being that I feel much more comfortable sat behind a keyboard than I do in front of a camera. Plus typing out some long form content usually equates to revealing more on a deeper level, more analysis and what I love most, reflections.
So no, I don’t think blogging is dead and I don’t think I’ll be giving it up anytime soon either. I definitely don’t write as much as I used to since I don’t have the free time as I once did, but I’ll still pop on from time to time and give an update to what I’m doing and what I’m up to.
Long live the weblog.
What do I have to talk about 500 times over?
Lol who knows. I’m guessing if we were to make a pie chart the main segments would be PR/influencer marketing, complaining about being a broke student, crying about what I’m going to do with my life/post graduation and most recently, living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle.
On that note, I’ve just moved again which will be updated in my next blog post.
There are definitely going to be embarrassing blog posts in the archives from four years ago, but I guess that’s what builds character and so they’re going to remain live on the blog for me or you to look back on.
I think it’s kinda cool to see where I’ve come from and what I was writing back in 2018. Especially when I look back at my goals blog posts where I have no idea what lies in store for me.
In particular when I was in my second year of university with no idea of the placement year that lay ahead of me, or when I was having my 1735th breakdown in final year about what I was going to do after I graduated not knowing that I would be living in New York a few months later.
And that, is what they call life, and you just have to love it and appreciate the fact that you get to look back on it and read about how I was feeling at the time.
I guess this blog is an online diary of sorts now?
Will I be here for another 500 blog posts?
If we were to look at the same timeframe, that would mean 1,000 blog posts five years from now. Which would mean I would be almost 30. I just threw up in my mouth a little.
I can’t even imagine turning 30 so let’s not look too far into the future.
God, who knows what life will look like then when I’m 29. Where will I be? What will I be doing? All very exciting but also all very terrifying.
The only thing we can do is take it one blog post at a time and see where we end up.
Hopefully by the 1,000th blog post I’ll be a millionaire. *manifests*