I am a late bloomer when it comes to most technology. People don't believe me when I say that because I'm fairly quick to learn new technology when I finally get around to it (or I'm forced to by necessity), but it's true. I was the last person I knew to own a PC, have a personal email address, and pay bills online. I have yet to listen to a podcast or read a blog regularly. TBH, I only read cooking blogs and even then I usually skip to the recipe!
That being said, it should come as no surprise that I am not super enthusiastic about this endeavor. Inspired by Seth Godin's comment, "It doesn't matter if anyone reads it, what matters is the humility that comes from writing it.", I went looking for a quote about humility to put on this page header. When I found this one, two things immediately came to mind:
1. my long-held belief that blogging is for arrogant people who think what they have to say is of extreme importance
2. the fact that it's an anonymous quote made me feel GREAT about using it - the author did not want credit, thereby proving a complete lack of arrogance on their part
While my first thoughts were admittedly a bit snarky, they led me to unpack why I felt that way. I'll leave out all the uncomfortable self-talk, but the result is this: I feel about blogging the same way I feel about going to confession. Just as my sins are between me and God and I don't see the need to involve a middleman, my thoughts, feelings, and experiences are my own and I don't feel the need to make them public. Is that humble or arrogant? I don't want to admit the answer.
So there is my very first blog post. My most fervent hope is that no one reads it! My second most fervent hope is that I will be able to add this to the list of technologies I was late to adopt and had a bad attitude about, but ended up embracing with both arms.