Reader’s Choice: Questions About My Blogging Experience
A reader recently commented on one of my notes the following questions:
“As you reflect with this post that initiated your blog three years ago, what is different today about you as a result of this blog? What is different about the blog that you had not anticipated? Are your goals and aims more intact? Just curious about your experience thus far and how this has shaped you.”
Thanks for reading, and for sharing your questions. These are all great, and have definitely given me a reason to pause and reflect on what’s happened since I started sharing my thoughts here.
“What’s different about you today?”
I can say that I have definitely grown personally and professionally since starting N.A.H. I often tell others that my notes are a reflection of my limitations, but they also a reflection of my attempts to break free of the misinformation I’ve been taught throughout my life. That’s why I continue to emphasize “Aspiring” in Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. As each year passes, I feel as if I’m becoming more and more of myself.
“What’s different about the blog that you had not participated?”
While I feel as if I have a decent understanding of this now, I did not know how much work went into maintaining a blog before I started. I always heard that most people give up in the first year for a variety of reasons, but I’ve found that sharing my thoughts has offered me opportunities to connect with people who I would not have had the opportunity to otherwise, which has led to experiences and rewards online and offline that I had not previously anticipated.
“Are your goals and aims more intact?”
Absolutely. My purpose remains the same, but as time progresses, I am inspired to find ways to expand and refine it.
Each year on the anniversary of this blog’s creation, I also write a reflection of where I’ve been vs. where I am. So if you’re interested in learning more, I also encourage you to check out my Yearly Address category.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW