If you know me, I know you would find it weird that most of my blog and YouTube posts are about my personal experiences. Most, and if not all, my friends and family know how private I am. For me, I usually believe that you should be reserve for your close friends and family; as other persons, should know only the things you allow them to know about you.
When the idea to start a blog came about, privacy was my distress. The juxtaposition here is: I love writing, and I want to share my stories through my blog, but to the same degree, I want my privacy. I realized I can’t have both.
I love my personal space and have always tried to protect it at all costs. However, I also knew I had to choose. At some point in time, I even relied on Google (everyone’s go-to girl) to give me an answer on “how to share my stories without opening myself up to vulnerability.”
There is a big difference between getting what you want and wanting what you get. And because of this, I am trying my hardest not to hold myself back. So, here I am.
I recently added a lifestyle category to the blog. My aim is to share my life’s journey and experiences with you with the hopes that I can inspire at least one person.
Back in high school, I enjoyed listening to motivational speakers. While other students complained about being bored, I was motivated. It amazed me how these speakers went through some of the most extreme experiences without throwing in the towel.
We all have challenges: whether it be financial, spiritual, or social. Unique or not, we have them. I applaud those who choose to share their’s, not to complain about them but to appreciate what they teach us and how we can use them as testimonies to glorify God and motivate those who listen to our stories.
These challenges are what make it easy to share my experiences with you.
Over time I hope to build a rapport that will make it even easier to share my good days and bad days.
If you want to start a blog or YouTube channel, but you’re scared about getting too personal, remember the phrase, “the devil is in the details.” You get to control how much you share. It is easy to share a story without completely letting the cat out of the bag. Let your readers or viewers see that you also go through things, but you can bounce back and overcome.
If you’re unsure what to blog about or how personal to get, ask yourself these questions.
- What stories do I share, and how detailed must I go to get my subscribers talking?
- What am I comfortable sharing? And how much of it?
- Is this an issue I’m facing or recently overcame that can help someone else?
- Is this a topic I know most people struggle with, talk about, or might need some answers?
- Can sharing this help someone? Can it help me?