I have about 6 readers who are still with me since I started this blog back in 2007. And as I’m sure those readers will agree, this blog has changed since then – and changed a lot.
When I first started Vent, it was primarily a place where I could vent about things that annoyed me in a humorous way. I actually started this personal blog using an anonymous name (Voice Box). But then after about six months, I decided to drop it and use my real name because I wanted to reveal more of myself. Also, I had several readers who graciously came over to this blog from another blog I used to write on Wordpress, so they already knew my name.
After I started using my real name, I began sharing more personal things. Things like my childhood, my family, my spiritual beliefs, and the different careers I’ve had. I also started sharing more introspective thoughts instead of just humor.
This blog has morphed over the past 6 ½ years.
I'm a believer that a blog will move you where you need to go with it, if you just listen to the promptings. A blog doesn't stand still, it moves forward.
At one point, I had three blogs going at the same time; all on different topics.
I had one blog that focused on sharing product reviews, and then another one where I shared my love of photography – plus this one.
However, I was exhausted trying to post and respond to comments on three blogs, so I took a chance by announcing to my readers that I had decided to combine all three blogs into one, and that they were free to read and comment on my posts, according to what they might be interested in.
And I can’t tell you how happy I am that I did that because it enabled me to focus all my energy into one blog; offering a variety of topics.
And I’m also very grateful to my readers at that time, because they were open and receptive to the change.
One thing that blogging has taught me is that you can’t be afraid to make changes; risking that you might upset people and lose them as readers. Because really, you’re going to lose some readers the longer you blog anyway, so you might as well stay true to what you believe is a good change, and just do it.
Blogging is an odd thing because it’s obvious that you have readers and receive great joy from having them there, so you have to be considerate of their presence on your blog because it’s a community. Yet, the bottom line is that the primary reason someone blogs is to fulfill a passion in them to share what they do, so you have to go where your passion takes you or you wouldn’t have a blog.
Over the past couple of weeks, I had a feeling that I wanted to change the title of this blog.
I didn't feel that the previous title suited me anymore. This blog is no longer about me just venting, it’s a place where I’m sharing many different topics. And I know that will continue to happen as I experiment and grow with blogging.
I have learned so much through this media.
And yes, I realize it’s only a blog title, but this blog is my own personal space in cyberland, therefore the title represents me, so it should reflect me.
I decided to change the title to Being Ron, with the tagline…all in one.
Because that’s really what this blog is – me, all in one.
The title suddenly came to me one day without ever having to think about it, so I knew it was meant to be.
I didn't change my URL address because that would involve too many technical things. Besides, the URL never matched Vent either. I just changed the title of this blog, so you won’t have to alter anything about my feed and getting updates. The only thing you might want to change is my blog name if I’m on your blog roll.
And yes, I will still be venting on this blog about things that annoy me, so don’t worry – HA!
Thanks everyone for sharing this blogging journey with me. I look forward to the future.
And welcome to my new blog title: Being Ron.
Have a marvi Monday!