It's time for me to start writing again.
I've started starting a few times over the years, but it hasn't stuck yet. I'm hoping 2019 is the year it finally takes hold.
I used to blog regularly early in my career, but stopped around the time I launched Formspring. That led to the busiest years of my life to date, which was a good excuse for me to stop writing.
And for a long time now, I've regretted stopping.
Yes, I got busy. But more than anything it's been my insecurities that have held me back from writing more. What can I really contribute in yet another blog post about rehashed topics? Why would anyone care to read my drivel? Why not keep my thoughts to private conversations and personal journals?
But I've noticed a difference between writing in a journal and writing for my blog. There's something powerful in how publishing forces me to think more deeply about what I've written. And there's something magical in a post sparking conversations I wouldn't have had otherwise.
My blog has been instrumental in helping me learn and grow, and I've missed that.
So here I am again, blogging.
The new year is a good excuse to make me take that first step. And maybe sharing my goal publicly will make it harder for me to use "too busy" as an excuse.
Thanks for reading. And thanks for helping me learn.