The Birth of the Hermit Diary

They say the beginning is always the hardest part of any endeavor. I can attest to that. There have been numerous times in my life where I leaped headlong into the unknown because giving myself the time to think will only make me second guess myself. I find it most difficult to start anything.

You know how it goes. An idea comes out of nowhere, so intense and insistent that I don’t have the will to discard it. It consumes me until I give in to its relentless pursuit. No questions asked. This time it is purchasing a domain and starting a blog. I bought the plan with my eyes closed. And now I’m here, unsure about how to begin the whole thing. Why did the idea sound so good inside my head and so damn hard to execute?

To be honest, I am still grasping the ins and outs of this virtual space. I defy every other thing they say one should do before starting a blog. I do not have an audience in mind, much less a definite niche that will give this blog structure and direction. All I know is that I wanted to share my thoughts and plans. If, in some way, my writing resonates with you and imparts a sliver of inspiration, then I can say I did my part. I will consider it a job well done.

I will try to include content that will be relatable to people my age and to those younger who might need a bit of a nudge in the right direction. Some of the topics I am planning to tackle include:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Financial independence
  • Freelancing
  • Content writing and creation
  • Digital marketing
  • Productivity
  • Stoicism
  • Books
  • Poetry and Literature

Of course, I cannot promise that everything will come out exactly as I envision them. As I said, things look and sound better inside my head.

But for better or for worse, this blog is now out in the open. Warm welcome, dear stranger. May you find this space helpful.