Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Where Do I Start?

The toughest part of blogging is the first blog. What am I supposed to write that will draw my (future) readers back to read my blog. I'm not going to lie, my blog isn't going to be the funniest or wittiest blog you will ever read. It is not going to be the most elegant language you have ever seen. And it's probably not even going to be the most interest blog you will read. So what do I bring to the blogosphere?

I am just a normal, down to earth college student. In a few weeks, I will be returning back to school as a sophomore at a college on the east coast. As of now, I am premed, although pretty reluctant to admit it. I plan to blog about my thoughts about school and everything that comes with it: classes, college life, relationships, friendships, and everything in between. I hope that something in my blogs with be interesting to people.

Why did I decide to blog? I just feel like I have a different outlook at things than a lot of people. I can't describe it, but I feel that I am a real down to earth kid and very observant of everything that goes on around me. I am hoping that some of these characteristics I have can translate onto the blog. Frankly, I'd love for this blog to actually become popular and well read, but I am realistic. Blogging gives me something to do, it gives me somewhere to express myself. One of the things that I sort of learned in my first year is that it doesn't do me any good to talk about other people at school. Especially in the social situation that I have found myself in, everyone knows everyone else, so it's not even worth taking the risk of being found talking behind people's backs. Bottom line: as of now, I don't know who I can really trust, I don't know who is really a true friend yet. I don't want this blog to turn into a gossip session about all of my friends, but I just want to have an outlet where I can share a funny story about someone or just get people's opinions on what other people do. In college, I have met so many different types of people, and although I have made some really great friends, I have met a lot of people who are crazy, weird, mean, cocky, and just about every other adjective you can think of.

So there's my first blog entry. Short and sweet. I read somewhere (yea, I'll admit it, I did some research before I started to blog) that it's a good idea to blog every 2 days or so, and that is what I will try to do. For those of you who are reading this, it would give me a lot more confidence if you just left me a quick comment to let me know that people are actually looking at this. Also, suggestions and tips on how to make the blog better would be greatly appreciated. As I said before, I am not looking to change the world with this blog, I am just trying to write something that people will enjoy. So stay tuned for more posts, and I hope you like it!

1 comment:

  1. first of all, thanks so much for your comment on my photoblog - it meant a lot to know someone actually looked at it :)

    i don't really have any tips or anything of that nature, but i think that you have a good thing going so far. a fresh outlook on the mundane thing of college (at least, it was to me) is always a welcome thing :) keep blogging!