I created this website to share my thoughts and adventures both for myself so I could remember them and for people who wanted to read about them. I don't force it upon people, though I do share links a lot, and I don't pressure anyone into reading the posts. I do this "blogging thing" because I want to. I enjoy writing pieces about myself, which makes it a little self-centered, and that's okay too because I pay the annual fees and I do all of the work. I want to write silly stories, share my sometimes beautiful photos from 10 years ago because I miss the good ole days, and make more memories to write about with the people I meet along the way. Pretty standard life stuff, right? Right. Goal achieved - do what you love and who cares about the rest.
Imagine the surprise and excitement I felt when I was asked to join a larger, more seasoned network of outdoor bloggers as a contributor. That's right, I'm officially a part of Epic Social as an Adventurer. Epic Social is a community of people connecting through the outdoors and everything that entails - product reviews, adventure recaps, words of wisdom, etc. Being a part of this larger organization allows me to learn skills in marketing, social networking, and writing while getting to share my stories to a larger audience. I'm so excited to see what I can bring to the table for the group and to see how I can be pushed creatively going forward. I'm pumped to have future projects, what can I say?
Because I started writing, just doing my thing, and following my thoughts I get to participate in something larger than my website alone. Because I just did it, stopped worrying and wondering and just did it, I get to do even cooler things than I ever thought possible. Do what you love, even if you don't think you're going to go anywhere. Do what you love, even if you don't get paid for it. Do what you love, even if it's on the side while you do something you don't love for the bills. Do what you love, and find that confidence within. You don't have to appeal to everyone, you don't have to be the best at everything, and you don't have to be the website with most views to do what you love. No matter what happens as I become involved with Epic Social, I'll still be here writing down my thoughts, taking okay pictures, and sharing my life on my website because I enjoy doing it. Follow along, join me, and do some epic shit.