This blog will probably end up becoming incredibly niche.
I don’t want to blog about just one thing all the time – I find it really stressful after a while because my personal interests fluctuate significantly every two or three months.
This month I might be all about photography – new camera, new lens, new technique, new post-processing… process.
But next month I might be diving into a 60+ hour visual novel, physical world all but forgotten!
I tend to do things to exhaustion and then start on something else. I really dislike trying to balance all half-dozen hobbies simultaneously, and honestly trying to do that just ends up being kind of expensive. I cannot specialize myself in one hobby or another because my interests vary too widely with only a little overlap (mostly photography lmao).
When I write blog stuff, I want it to reflect who I am and what I like right now. Sometimes that will involve ongoing threads of topics, but sometimes it might not.
I think there’s value in the mundane, the everyday. For one, my everyday may not be like your everyday. I live somewhere that gets all four seasons, but usually no serious extremes. That’s normal for me, but not for everyone. I work 9-5ish, but these days that feels more and more rare. I talk to myself in Japanese sometimes, depending on how much I’ve been exposed to it recently, and that’s definitely not normal for most blindingly white people like myself.
I often struggle to classify who I am, in the eyes of others. I can never find a box that fits because I’m constantly hopping between at least a few. Sometimes I’m quiet and avoidant, sometimes I’m loud and in your face (although it’s usually with a smile!). How I see myself is not how you might see me, but that’s okay.
In the end, all I really want to do is portray myself accurately because honestly, I think I’m pretty great lmao (I think you need to have a certain level of narcissism to talk about yourself all the time so why ignore the obvious!) but I also want to find more people whose interests overlap with mine so we can share ideas and resources!
After all, wasn’t that the point of the internet, in the beginning – to share knowledge and communicate with people you might never have met otherwise!