So. I have finally decided to create my very first, and a brand new blog with WordPress. I was on Blogspot and Tumblr before but these were tiny blogs. This one will certainly be a commitment. I will mainly write about my self-written poetry and music that I enjoy with an occasional glimpse into my life. Let this be the new beginning of keeping me motivated to write more often. In this post I am going to introduce you to the blog that is brewing: Why did I start a blog, what will the posts about music be like and how often will I post.
What Does the Name Mean?
It is not a new name. I have used it before on various tiny blogs or sites since I was 16. It is a phrase I will have tattooed on my right arm on one day.
As a reminder that even though there is a darkness present within me, there is also light.
“I am made of the same components as the universe, hence the stardust. And I have my demons to fight, the beasts. I am made of stardust and the beasts.”
Why Did I Start a New Blog
The thought of creating a WordPress blog has been entertained me for quite some time by now. But for some reason, I was always hesitant. It seems that today, finally, I have grabbed the bull by its horns and got myself one proper (adult or so to say) blog.
And suddenly I find myself pondering, what should I write about, in my very first post? It is funny because when I created the blog, I thought I had so much that I wanted to write about. But what the heck should the first post be about? It feels like there is a chaos of words inside of my tiny head and all of them want to be written.
Maybe the reason why I started a blog in the first place.
I thought that I should write at least one post before I have decided on a theme and completely settled into my new home. Yes, a new home, I want to make it as cozy and comforting and simple as possible – a home for my words and my thoughts. And as safe as one can be on the internet.
Maybe I also want to be heard, or understood, as we all. Or a place where I can be myself without seeing the initial reactions of people. It is ironic how anxious I can get because I work in the client service section. But in life, the sad and the weird are hidden in a little box that looks cute and shy. I think I have it hidden well. My problematic side. But I hope that I can encourage someone. To get through the hard times.
What Will the Blog Be Like?
I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. And often find it easier to convey my emotions and ‘paint a picture with written words than to say them out loud. I want them all in one place. Gathered and organized.
Currently, I have created three separate categories, music, poetry, and personal. I may add more if the need arises.
In my personal posts, I will also include my poetry, which can also be found on my Pinterest and Instagram. See links at the footer of the page.
Also, I use a lot of passive voice (ugh, poets) and the SEO is driving me nuts already.
What Will the Posts About Music Be Like?
I am the kind of a person, that becomes obsessed with a new band. What I mean is that I am listening to every song they have before moving on to the next one. For that reason, I also listen to a pretty wide range of different styles of music.
I am not going to be too technical about these posts. Because I don’t think I qualify to critique anything. I am an enjoyer. An admirer of great music and the people who make it. And I do want to show my appreciation. I just don’t know any other way.
Instead, I will talk about what kind of feelings/pictures and thoughts I have regarding an album/song, etc. In the form, This song/album takes me there. Also, How did I discover the band and how long have I been a fan. And sometimes I will also talk about concerts.
I want it to be easily readable to even those, who are not musicians themselves. Or know much about the vocabulary or theory or anything about playing an instrument.
How Often Will I Post in This New Blog
I will initially try to stick to one post per week. I will not say out loud an exact day currently as I am also trying to make the blog look nice.
But currently, off I go. To decorate my new home.
03.06.2022 – I have also started posting some fiction and story challenges.
What Will the Next Post Be About
In the Next post ‘POETRY AND MUSIC‘ I will talk about how I got into these two topics.
I will also keep on working on making this blog simpler. Probably I will also add some photos over the course of a few weeks. I am still learning, so please be nice. Also a little patient with me. Setting up a blog is much harder than I had thought. It was easier when I was just writing for myself. If you have any tips how to make it more simple to navigate. You can send them to me on my Ask/Request page.