Writing the first post in a blog is, quite literally, the worst. Even if you have a set blog theme or you’re writing for a specific business, the very first one is most likely going to suck. I mean, what exactly do you write about? Do you channel your AOL days and restrict it to an “A/S/L” style introduction, or do you go straight into developing content without context? And even if you do choose to set the scene with a proper introduction, you tend to think to yourself as you’re writing, “Am I giving enough information so that they’ll understand my future posts?” This vicious internal monologue inevitably leads to one of two conclusions: Either you write the longest blog post in the history of the world, or you give up blogging altogether. (#thestruggleisreal)
So fuck it! I am going to make an introductory post, and I will endeavour not to turn it into half a novel. My name is Dev, I am a 30-something woman living in Melbourne, Australia. I’m married without kids, American, morbidly obese, a marketing professional and a lover of beautiful places and things who appreciates history.
This scant information will, in no significant way, set you up for what you will read in subsequent posts. How do I know this? Because I have absolutely no idea what this blog is going to be. It could (and probably will be) about my struggle to lose over half my body weight so I can have kids. I’m sure genealogy will factor into this somewhere because of my recent work on my own family tree. My random thoughts and feelings about being a mature age university student will undoubtedly make their way into this thing.
All I know is that, at this time in my life, I feel the need to write. I’ve learned so much about myself and my family lately, and this has made me recognise importance of leaving a legacy. Maybe this is mine. I would love to think of this blog in so great of terms. Regardless, I’m just going to see where this goes.