Here I Am!

I’m hoping to publish a new post each day for the next ten days while I receive prompts from the Blogging University course: Photography I. After that I hope to develop a rhythm of posting that makes sense for this blog.

Why am I here? Why am I starting yet another blog?

  • I’m trying to find a simple-task hobby I can do every day and then write about the experience I want mostly to commit to doing a small-item thing-of-interest daily. The important word is daily. There are many things I do daily, and while they are important to me, they seem so necessary and established that I don’t think about the newness in them; I don’t think about the choosing of each next step. I’m trying to more consciously and deliberately choose each next step, and to be grateful for the opportunity, and hopefully to re-ignite my sense of awe.
  • I’m hoping there will be viewers/ readers who find my journey interesting. But the main thing is for me to find interest!

Here are a few suggested questions I’ve chosen to answer:

  • Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal? Somehow the idea that others could read this gives me some feeling of accountability. I’m hoping there might arise some sense of community as well.
  • What topics will I write about? Initially my prompts will come from the ten-day course mentioned earlier. Later, I hope to continue the emphasis on photography and the focus on daily discovery; beyond that, I could go anywhere. I’ve called this blog “Being Human” because I want to explore what I believe that means in myself and in others. I hope to do some photo-plus-word portraits of real people I know, but I’m not sure if people will agree to this.
  • I would like my posts to resonate with other seekers-of-meaning-in-the-small-and-ordinary.
  • If I blog successfully throughout the next year, what would I hope to have accomplished? I hope to have “turned a corner” in my emotional health. I hope to have prepared to launch my next decade with a more positive outlook.

Blogging University says “Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too”.

So I shall comply, although I find it a strange moniker.

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