Look, I’m not a writer. I have written in the past and not to brag but a story I wrote in 7th grade did win 1st prize in a regional competition **knocks the dust off shoulder**. Every time I start a new blog I get extremely self-conscious. I start asking myself things like “who are you to be writing about this subject?!” or “they’re all going to laugh at you!!” Ok, so that last one is from a movie but the thought is still the same! I’ve read that writing is like a muscle. You have to exercise it to get better so here I sit hunched over my keyboard with some strange music in the background that I thought would help me focus but the only thing I can focus on is how distracting and weird it is. Ok..Give me a sec. Not that you noticed but I turned off the music in the living room with my voice and then used my phone to start a 90’s Essential Alternative playlist on every Sonos speaker in my house. Technology is an amazing thing!
Ok, so writing. I want to get better and not be self-conscious about it and the only way I’m going to do that is to write. These posts aren’t going to be perfect but anything with a technical flavor or something to do with health, wellness, or mental health will be properly researched and written. I don’t want to spread even more misinformation than what’s already on the internet. And since there’s a neat little footnote plugin for WordPress that makes it super easy to do them I predict you’re going to see a lot of them. ((HAH!! Like this one! :-)))
I recently found out about something called “The Spotlight Effect((https://medium.com/personal-growth/the-spotlight-effect-why-no-one-else-remembers-what-you-did-feb3ba8dbfc0))”. Basically it just means “hey, no one gives a shit about your blog, Jake!”. If I’m being honest I don’t think I’d like to be well known or $deity((generally speaking in programming $ means variable so $deity means you can assign whatever god or gods you might believe in. And that’s another footnote!)) forbid a celebrity. I like being
somewhat definitely unknown. Who knows maybe this little blog will be my golden ticket((lol, no))!
That’s probably enough randomness for one post. If this is the first post you’re reading on my site, I’m sorry! Please don’t leave, maybe try another one and see if it works for you?