The 2nd Zero to Hero assignment was to add a widget to the sidebar explaining the blog, so I did. And the 3rd Zero to Hero question is: “What was on your mind when you decided to start a blog?” It’s really a great question.
The reason I started this blog in particular was mainly to share my love of all things design, cute, and fandom-y. I wanted to share things I thought deserved recognition, and while I’m obviously not the first website to catch wind of this amazing thing, it deserves to have as much coverage as possible, which is where I would like to come in.
However, I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a journal or blog of some kind. I think keeping a record of what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, and your likes and dislikes is important. I love reflecting back on what I did on a specific day, how I felt, what I liked, who I was with, etc. It’s good to air out your feelings every once in a while, with complete strangers, or even with close online friends, because sometimes, it’s better to get advice and comfort from someone through the internet than in person. Sometimes, it’s just what you need. I think social media is great in terms of sharing things with your friends, but I think being able to hash out your thoughts, without character or word constraints, is important.
I actually met my best friend online. I know her best as her screen name, but her name in real life is Jade. I honestly don’t know what I would have done in college without her. She was my rock; I knew she would always be there for me. We’ve drifted apart over the years; we both have significant others now, lives got in the way, but I know if I texted or called her (especially if I called, she knows I hate doing that) she would be 100% there for me. And I would do the same.