Hello World!

hello world

I finally did it.

I've built this site and written this post a handful of times before, but for one reason or another I never got round to actually publishing it.

I've wanted to create this site for so long, but always found a reason to delay it. I'd come up with different reasons, whether it was a lack of content, or functionality, or convincing myself that nobody would be interested in what I had to say, or that I'm just not very good at writing.

I think it all boils down to imposter syndrome. Lots of people, especially creatives, suffer with imposter syndrome at some point in their careers. I know I have felt myself dealing with it on a number of occasions, but knowing that makes it a bit easier to deal with.

I might not have any content yet, and what I do write not be very good, but that's ok. I will get better the more I write, and the more I write the more content I'll have. That ticks off two of my worries straight away. I can improve the site over time, adding more functionality to it as I create more content, and I can write content about that process. It's not a bad position to be in at all.

Which leaves one final point of concern, what if nobody is interested in what I write?

I often tell my daughter she shouldn't worry about what others think, and to do what makes her happy. Advice I finally decided to follow for myself today.

So on that note... Hello World, it's good to finally meet you.